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Crime and Punishment

A new adaptation by Chris Hannan
Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Directed by Dominic Hill
A co-production with Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres 

One of the most extraordinary novels of all time, Crime and Punishment gets inside the mind of a starving, destitute student who commits a brutal double murder.

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. 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 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.

Chris Hannan’s stage adaptation is an exciting, fresh and accessible new way to explore Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, realised by the award-winning creative team behind The Three Musketeers and the Princess of Spain, re-united for this co-production with the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, and the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh.

Crime and Punishment Trailer

Key information

Age: Recommended for ages 14+


  • No previews


  • Tuesday to Saturday, 7.45pm
  • Running Time: 2hrs 45 mins (incl. 20 min interval)


  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2.30pm
  • Running Time: 2hrs 45 mins (incl. 20 min interval)


  • Evenings: Every Tuesday to Saturday during run at 7.45pm £14 - £27.50
  • Matinees: Every Wednesday and Saturday during run at 2.30pm £12 - £22
  • PARTNERS IN CRIME OFFER: Book tickets for Dark Road and Crime and Punishment at the same time and save £10. Applies to full price tickets only in standard seats in Stalls and Grand Circle and Upper Circle.
  • Concessions available for under 18s, over 60s, students, unemployed, disability (Excludes Premium Seats)
  • Previews, all seats £10 (unreserved seating, no concessions)
  • £1 transaction fee applies per bookin

Please note: the earlier you book the better the price. Ticket prices are guaranteed until Saturday 28th September and may then be subject to change.

Full information on dates, times and prices

An Afternoon with Dostoyevsky

  • Saturday 2 November, 12.15pm (followed by 2.30pm show)
  • £10 (£8) per ticket

Chris Hannan, who has adapted Crime & Punishment for the stage, will be in conversation with Dr Andrei Rogatchevski, Senior Lecturer in Russian at the University of Glasgow, with opportunities throughout to ask your own questions.

Price includes a light lunch. Please purchase show ticket/s in addition to your event ticket.