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A rare chance to see Crime and Punishment on stage

A rare chance to see Crime and Punishment on stage

Kino-Teatr mark the Russian Revolution’s centenary with Crime and Punishment on stage

Director Luke Morgan also takes the role of Raskalnikov

Director Luke Morgan also takes the role of Raskalnikov

A new adaptation of Dostoevsky’s famous novel by Morgan Creative theatre company (Ireland) has its UK premiere at Kino-Teatr. A ten-strong cast will take you to the underworld of 1860’s St Petersburg, where the mysteries of the Russian soul and intellect, crime and love are deeply entwined. Crime and Punishment will be the crowning event of this year’s Russia related programme at Kino-Teatr that marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Directed by Luke Morgan, actor and film maker whose short film Pockets made it to the Cannes Film Festival, the play premieres in the UK at Kino-Teatr.

00Crime-and-Punishment-01-(3)All 10 members of the cast are flying over from Dublin to perform the UK premiere of the play at Kino-Teatr. The cast includes Luke Morgan, Claire Ahearne, Oisin McDonagh, Tara Finn, Jackie Roantree, Michael Irwin, John M. Farrell and Colette Devaney.

Olga Mamonova says: “I got to know the director in Ireland. He founded an experimental theatre called Theatre Room in Galway where he began to direct and produce plays. When he visited Kino-Teatr earlier this year, we came up with a plan to stage Crime and Punishment – it is a novel that is rarely adapted for stage, and the subject matter is very current.”

The show features a live original score of piano and voice by Jake Morgan, an up and coming composer specialising in music for film, theatre and visual media. His music has been performed by symphony orchestras across the globe and has featured at  international film festivals including the Cannes Film Festival and Richard Harris International Film Festival. In 2016, Jake composed an original score for Nikolai Gumilyov’s Gondla featuring a live score of drums and harp.

Performances run from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 November at 7.30pm and on Sunday 5 November at 3pm.
Book tickets £20/£18 at
Kino-Teatr, 43–49 Norman Road, St Leonards-on-Sea  TN38 0EG

Tel: +44 (0)1424 457830


Posted 14:42 Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 In: Performance

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