Play of the week: Crime and Punishment, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
Friday 20 September 2013
The writer Chris Hannan and director Dominic Hill (the Citizens' artistic director) make staging Dostoyevsky's hefty meditation on the causes of murder look easy.
Much of the credit goes to Colin Richmond's breathtakingly sparse set design: the squalor unfolds like a wound, the stage stripped back and opened up to the rusted heating duct bones of the backstage area.
But Adam Best is a suitably conflicted, restless Raskolnikov. And, in a production that develops its own language instead of slavishly imitating the text, contemporary resonances – the despair of poverty, the futility of socialism in a society ruled by economic aggression – ring out.
0141 429 0022; citz.co.uk, to 28 September
peopleContenders for Time magazine's Person of the Year are a mixture of the good, the bad and the holy
tvSteven Moffat reveals the actor was dying to take on the role of the Time Lord and says he is excited to see what he will do with the character
sportBayern Munich 2 Manchester City 3: City come from two down to beat reigning European Champions
newsAs the world remembers Mandela the hero, the prison where he spent 27 years seems all the more brutal
arts + ents... and a chance to paint Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel
danceUnder Tamara Rojo's inspired direction, it seems possible that it could challenge the dominance of the Royal Ballet. We meet some established names and rising stars
travelDiscover Uruguay's jet-set beach resort, an Atlantic enclave with plenty of art and culture to explore on the side
Arts & Ents blogs
The X Factor winners: Where are they doing now?
Ben Whishaw to play Freddie Mercury in Dexter Fletcher film
Back from the dead? Family Guy's Brian Griffin 'to make a comeback' after fan petition
Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat says Peter Capaldi is NOT Malcolm Tucker
Emma Stone: 'Dating Andrew Garfield makes living in LA a lot less fun'
- 1 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 2 Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims
- 3 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 4 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
- 5 Is Facebook making us forget? Study shows that taking pictures ruin memories
- < Previous
- Next >