Crime and Punishment – Coming to a Squat Near You

January 1, 2010 by  

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.

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One Response to “Crime and Punishment – Coming to a Squat Near You”

  1. Renata Ostertag on January 23rd, 2011 10:34 pm

    England seems to be the only country that does not throw squatters into jail.
    Imagine – a poor family absent for 6 months in another country due to distress in the family, come back home and find their home defiled by squatters.
    Debris all over, precious memorabilia and valuables stolen!
    One member in the family suffered a stroke due to this and these unspeakables refuse to leave and render the family who worked and saved all their life,homeless.
    This happened in England in 2011.
    In Luton, Bedfordshire.

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