Philip McDonagh

Crime and Punishment

ISBN: 9781851321353

National tour by Morgan Creative in 2017 in Druid Theatre, The Complex Dublin, Kino Theater Hastings UK, Station House Theatre Clifden, The Courthouse Oughterard.

The Russian masterpiece by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is adapted for the stage by Irish playwright Philip McDonagh. Stunningly illustrated, the book also includes a perceptive introduction by Mary McAleese, former president of Ireland.

It’s set in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1865 where a young man commits a violent, cold-blooded murder. He considers himself a Napoleon, acting for a higher purpose. But as he’s gradually confronted with the seriousness of his crime, only the downtrodden prostitute, Sonja, can offer him a chance at redemption. Dostoyevsky, a novelist, playwright, short-story writer and essayist, is regarded by literary critics as one of the greatest psychologists in world literature and Crime and Punishment is one of his finest works.