Premiered January 2005, Roundhouse Community Centre

The perfect murder is planned by Raskalnikov, an intelligent yet destitute student who compares himself to a country at war. But from the first moment of its orchestration, the crime takes on a life of its own. Who will get Raskalnikov first – the police or his conscience? James Fagan Tait’s bold vision brings to life a haunting musical adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s epic moral journey.

Adapted & Directed by James Fagan Tait / Original Music by Joelysa Pankanea

Set Design Bryan Pollock / Costume Design: Mara Gottler / Lighting Design Itai Erdal / Stage management Dorothy Jenkins and Joel Etkin / Performed by Patti Allan, Lois Anderson, Grant Chancey, Kerry Davidson, Alex Ferguson, Maryam Ghaeni, Spencer Herbert, David Hurwitz, Gemma Isaac, Kuei-Ming Lin, Stephen Lytton, Kevin MacDonald, Andrew McNee, Richard Newman, Tom Pickett, Laara Sadiq, Donna Soares, Andy Toth, Savannah Walling, Elwin Xie and Allan Zinyk. / Musicians: Klisala Harrison, Michael Patterson and Joelysa Pankanea

A co-production with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in associate with Vancouver Moving Theatre