Crime and Punishment

Drama - Revival

National Theatre

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  • Opening Date: December 22, 1947
  • Closing Date: January 24, 1948
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 40

Playwright: Fyodor Mikhaylovitch Dostoyevsky


A poor Russian man plans to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker and use her money to do good deeds to counteract his crime, believing he is justified in the murder because of his admirable goals, in this adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novel.


Opening Night Cast

John Gielgud in Crime and Punishment John Gielgud Rodion Romanitch Raskolnikoff
Lillian Gish Katerina Ivanna
Dolly Haas Sonia
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Rodney Ackland Writer
  Theodore Komisarjevsky Director
  Paul Sherriff Scenic Design
  Lester Polakov Costume Design
  Edward Choate Business Manager
  Barry Hyams General Press Representative
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1947 - 1948

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