Australian premiere of UK play

Starving, destitute student Raskolnikov is surrounded by the harsh injustices of the world: the grime of poverty and prostitution, unscrupulous pawnbrokers chasing debts, and a sister about to marry someone she doesn’t love to keep her family alive. Convinced that he is acting for the greater good, Raskolnikov commits a brutal murder. 

His guilt is unbearable. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer any chance of redemption. As Raskolnikov enters a dangerous cat and mouse game with the examining magistrate, a psychological thriller unfolds that probes how far humanity might go when driven by disillusionment and whether any crime can be justified by a higher purpose.

An exciting and fresh adaptation of one of the most extraordinary novels of all time.

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Running time: 130 minutes including interval

Producer: Jane Angharad and James Smithers

"Both a classic come to life and an urgent new work." - INDEPENDENT