Crime and Punishment


In the performance of the National Theatre of Greece in Athens, Dostoyevsky’s world meets Papadiamantis’ language in a unique translation that reflects the two great writers’ deep understanding of the pain of human existence.

In St Petersburg of the 19th century, the law student Raskolnikov commits a double murder, in the cloak of an ideological justification, based on a curious form of justice. However, his crimes will challenge human and divine law that will seek to make him pay for them as he travels down a lonely and nightmarish path. The harshest punishment is his conscience, from which he can only escape by choosing the path of love and repentance.

The deep study of the human soul and the dark laws that rule it establish the masterpiece of the great Russian writer as a topical literary anatomy of the subconscious, written at a time when the term had not even been invented.


Crime and Punishment

Based on the novel by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Translation into Greek by Alexandros Papadiamantis

Direction, Adaptation & Musical Supervision | Sotiris Hatzakis

Stage Designer | Ersi Drini

Costume Designer | Yannis Metzikof

Lighting Designer | Antonis Panagiotopoulos

Assistant Director | Andromachi Davlou, Nikolas Anastasopoulos

Cast | Nikolas Anastasopoulos, Georgianna Dalaras, Maria Diakopanagiotou, Giorgos Karatziotis, Giannis Gounas, Tamila Koulieva, Nikos Magdalinos, Melissanthi Mahut, Peris Michailidis, Polyxeni Mylona, Giannis Niaros, Themis Panou, Vassilis Risvas, Danae Skiadi, Grigoris Stamoulis, Haris Tzortzakis

Chorus | The company


Opened on 23 December 2015

National Theatre of Greece, Athens

Picture Giannis Niaros plays Rodion Romanowich Raskolnikov

© NTG Athens


Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky | Sotiris Hatzakis

23 décembre, 2015 - 14 février, 2016

Ziller Building - Stage "Nikos Kourkoulos"
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