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21 June - 07 July 2024

Crime and Punishment

One death, in exchange for thousands of lives - its simple arithmetic!

Impoverished student Raskolnikov believes himself above the law. Believes himself to be extraordinary to such an extent that he may decide who is worthy of life and of death. 

But that all ends when he meets Inspector Porfiry, a master of mind games who is determined to elicit a confession from the ever-more-tortured Raskolnikov. Is Raskolnikov going to crack?”

Caroline Stacey directs Christopher Samuel Carroll, PJ Williams and Josephine Gazard in a richly dark, suspenseful production about the forces that disconnect humans from each other in this thrilling detective story of the soul.  

A taut, thrilling award-winning adaptation that compresses all the tension and pathos of the novel into a powerful 90 minutes of theatre that is at once fresh and faithful to the original. Often spoken of as the greatest crime story ever written, it is a tale of murder, motive and the search for redemption that unravels the fundamental questions of existence.

"Stunningly lean, taut and emotionally searing … a work of theatre that never feels like a condensation of a seminal 500-page novel, but rather has the swift, sharp impact of a blow from an axe." Chicago Sun-Times

“Held the audience spellbound throughout. ”Lastminute Tickets, London ★★★★

The temperature of this lean-yet-muscular adaptation is scorching!” – Seattle Times

A Chicago Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Adaptation 
An L.A. Backstage Garland Award 
L.A Drama Critics Circle Nomination for Best New Adaption

Christopher Samuel Carroll as Raskolnikov
PJ Williams as Porfiry
And introducing Josephine Gazard as Sonia

Adaptation: Marilyn Campbell-Lowe and Curt Columbus

Director: Caroline Stacey
Designer: Kathleen Kershaw
Lighting Designer: Darren Hawkins
Sound Designer: Kimmo Vennonen

By arrangement with ORiGiNTM THEATRICAL, on behalf of Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois
A Street Produced Professional Theatre Production

Street Two | Unreserved | Duration 90 minutes
Click here for information on COVID 19 venue safety.

Pre-show Events
Where Law and Justice meets Crime and Punishment: Restorative Justice in the ACT Thursday 27 June 6.30pm
Celebrating Dostoyevsky Day Saturday 6 July 6.30pm

More information

The Street Presents
Australian Premiere
Crime and Punishment

Adapted By Marilyn Campbell-Lowe and Curt Columbus

Saturday 22 June - Sunday 7 July
Friday 21 June (Preview)

Standard: $49
Concession: $47
Student: $39
Mid-Week Special: $45 (Tues + Wed Showings)
Preview: $40 (Fri 21 June)

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
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