Fagin’s Twist





A tale you think you know unravels and explodes before your eyes!

Fagin’s Twist is the untold story of Charles Dickens’ notorious villain and is bought to life using explosive energy, electrifying choreography and emotional-fuelled creativity. This street dance filled show bursts onto the Queen’s Theatre stage from 21 – 23 September.

We all know Oliver Twist, but what if Oliver wasn’t the hero of his story? Fresh from its critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Avant Garde Dance’s Fagin’s Twist features five of the familiar Oliver Twist characters, Oliver, Fagin, Bill Sykes, Nancy and the Artful Dodger but reimagines the paths of their lives and individual circumstances. The show tells the tale of Fagin’s youth, driven by greed and ambition in the face of overwhelming poverty.

Choreographer Tony Adigun adds a twist to this classic tale to create a poignant, coming-of-age show which draws parallels between Victorian London and today’s modern society.

This high-energy show is one for the whole family to enjoy together!

★★★★★ ‘An exciting contemporary take on a classic British story worthy of any stage in the country… the story of Fagin’s rise and fall is brought to life spectacularly here  The Wee Review

★★★★ ‘From pick pocketing scenes to fights filled with dives and airborne rotations, Adigun’s choreography pulses with energy… brought to life by a cast that act and dance with every ounce of their being’ The Stage

Fagin’s Twist runs at the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from 21 – 23 September. Tickets are £14 adults, £9.50 for under 26s, £42 for families of four and £8 for schools and student groups. (Age guidance 8+).Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office on 01708 443333, in person at the theatre or online at queens-theatre.co.uk.

Fagin’s Twist is commissioned by Theatre Bristol, East London Dance, Pavilion Dance South West, Dance East and The Place, co-produced by The Place and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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