His home is dust. His friends are few. His hands are as rough as the seas he has crossed.
In a radical re-imagining of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, we follow one refugee’s journey, buffeted between borders and bad company.
Twist transforms Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global crisis fast defining the 21st century.
Teeming with Dickens’ audacious characters, this production marks a bold collaboration for Theatre Centre, pioneers of new writing for young audiences.
Rising-star Chino Odimba has written for National Theatre and was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize.
Theatre Centre’s first adaptation in over a decade, this retelling of a Victorian masterpiece will challenge intolerance with urgency and compassion.
Twist will tour to schools and venues across the UK between September and November 2017.
Praise for Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre:
“A rivetingly fresh reinvention of a myth” - Medea by Chino Odimba ???? – The Times
“Theatre Centre defy clichés” - The Guardian
"The issues were extremely relevant and they got so much out of it. We love Theatre Centre coming to our school every year!" - Drama Teacher, West London
"Theatre Centre shows the importance of self-confidence as well as doing what’s right, even if it means standing alone." - Year 10 student, Sevenoaks
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