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Crime and Punishment in Dalston

3 Jan – 3 Feb 2002
Adapted & Directed by David Farr

A free contemporary reworking of Dostoevsky’s great novel into a new play for young people. The setting of the classic story has been transplanted to Dalston, tackling contemporary themes of race, ghettoisation and deprivation.

Every now and then we read in our newspapers about an old man or woman who has been callously murdered in their own home for no more than twenty or thirty pounds. We are appalled. We cannot understand how someone could do such a thing for so little. This is about how someone can.

This is a past production

Venues

Arcola Theatre

Cast

Fully justifying its Dalston relocation, this is a 'Crime and Punishment' with attitude, street-cred and wisdom. The Independent