Crime and Punishment – Coming to a Squat Near You
January 1, 2010 by Rob Powell
A theatre group is putting on a performance of Crime and Punishment in a Curzon Street squat.
The Oubliette artshouse was created when a group entered a vacant building at 61 Curzon Street with a view to putting on plays and exhibitions. Now, the Ashes and Diamonds theatre group will be using one of the rooms inside the building, which has apparently been empty since 1997, to put on a performance of Dostoyevsky's Crime & Punishment.
The group says their performance is "site specific" so it has had to be adapted for its new surroundings after problems developed with their originally planned venue - St Nicholas college, just down the road at 16 Curzon Street.
The show is running from the 2-5 January, and tickets are reserved by going onto their Facebook group page and asking for them.