Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment was a theatre production by The Arctic Theatre, produced in 2005 and based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, in a theatrical adaption by Yura Batusov.

Russian Yura Batusov adapted the novel for the theatre, and directed the production.

Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen played the role of Raskolnikow.

Crime and Punishment was nominated for The Hedda Award 2005 in the production of the year category.


(Objekt ID 5949)
Object type Production
Premiere February 24, 2005
Produced by The Arctic Theatre
Based on Crime and Punishment by Fjodor Mikhajlovitsj AKA Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostojevskij AKA Dostoyevsky
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian dialect
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period February 24, 2005  
Website Hålogaland Teater


The Arctic Theatre,, 18.10.2012, /, 30.06.2017,

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2005,, 17.10.2012,

Name Role
Fjodor Mikhajlovitsj AKA Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostojevskij AKA Dostoyevsky – Author
Yura / Jurij Butusov – Dramatised by
Jan Brodal – Translation (til norsk)
Ragnar Olsen – Translation (til nordnorsk)
Yura / Jurij Butusov – Direction
Aleksander Orlov – Stage design
Irina Tsjerednikova – Costume design
Øystein Heitmann – Lighting design
Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen – Actor (Raskolnikov)
Ketil Høegh – Actor
Nils Johnson – Actor
Martin Lotherington – Actor
Marte Magnusdotter Solem – Actor
Gøran Østerbøl – Actor
Performance dates
February 24, 2005 – Opening night
Press coverage

Hege I. Hanssen, Nordlys:

"The Arctic Theatre impresses with an intense version of Crime and Punishment. And most of all the main character actor, Pål Sverre Hagen, impresses."

Dag Bergheim, Nettmagasinet Tromsø By:

"...excellent theatre and at times acting flying sparks. And not least one manages to convey an intensely exciting story, as interesting whether one has read the book or not."