Theatre: New Theatre, London
Performance: Crime and Punishment
Main Actors: John Gielgud, Edith Evans
Crime and Punishment is a dramatic physiological novel written in 1866 by Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky. It is set in St. Petersburg and focuses on an ex-student, Rodion Raskolnikov, who devises a plan to murder and burgle a corrupt female pawnbroker.
This special star-studded programme presents Crime and Punishment, a play in 3 acts, dramatized by Rodney Ackland. Starring John Gielgud and Edith Evans, this production was performed at the New Theatre on St Martins Lane, London. The cast list presented across page 3. The programme also includes interesting advertisements with stylish illustrations.
The New Theatre was built in 1903 by Sir Charles Wyndham. Sir Charles Wyndham employed the architect William G.R Sprague (1863 – 1933) to build his theatre. Mr Sprague had a successful career and was known for his work as a theatre architect. During its lifetime, the theatre has been renamed twice. In 1973 it was renamed the Albery Theatre after the manager of the theatre, Sir Bronson Albery, who ran the theatre for many years. In 2006 the theatre underwent a major refurbishment and was renamed Noel Coward Theatre after the famous playwright.
8 pages including front and back cover. Approx. H 18cm x W 12cm