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The Culture Trip: Crime and Punishment

August 28th, 2016

‘Crime And Punishment: A Rock Musical’: Dostoyevsky Meets Punk Princess Toyah Willcox

What do you get when you mix the music of 80s punk princess Toyah Willcox with the writing of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky? Crime and Punishment: A Rock Musical, of course. As part of London’s Open Air Theatre Season, The Scoop amphitheatre will be hosting the world premiere of this unlikely production, using the raw energy and passion of rock music to introduce new audiences to one of the world’s most important literary works.


Since 2005, the award-winning Gods and Monsters Theatre, The Scoop’s resident company, have been bringing together Londoners of all class and creed with an exciting programme of free, open air theatre as part of More London’s five-month-long London Bridge City Summer Festival. Each year, 40,000 free tickets are up for grabs in the sunken stone amphitheatre, which lies in the shadow of City Hall and Tower Bridge, with productions ranging from exciting musicals to Greek classics to adaptations of contemporary literature.

• Continue reading at The Culture Trip. Crime and Punishment begins on Wednesday at The Scoop Theatre, London at 8pm. The set has been built and technical rehearsals have begun. Browse all of Dreamscape’s news on the production here.