Crime and Punishment
231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia
12th December 2018 to 19th December 2018
Secret House presents Crime and Punishment adapted for the stage by Chris Hannan, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Directed by Anthony Skuse. 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. 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.