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Unexpected Twist

By Michael Rosen & Roy Williams | An Oliver Twisted Tale

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4 Stars

Musical mash-up of Dickens and beatbox is the perfect combo


The Children's Theatre Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton production

By Roy Williams
Music by Yaya Bey and Conrad Murray
Directed by James Dacre,Designed by Frankie Bradshaw

A re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist, by one of the best-loved figures in the children's book world, Michael Rosen. Combining two stories in one; Rosen’s story and the Dickens classic that inspired it. Two stories that twist together, unexpectedly!

Shona and her class are studying the book, Oliver Twist. She’s the new girl in school and is finding it hard to stay out of trouble – much like Oliver himself! When she’s given a new phone by a stranger, she begins to suspect there’s something unusual about the new boys she’s met.

This thrilling production is brought to life by The Children’s Theatre Partnership, whose shows have included Animal Farm and Holes. It’s directed by James Dacre, adapted for the stage by BAFTA award-winning Roy Williams with original music by rising R&B star Yaya Bey and BAC Beatbox Academy’s Conrad Murray.

4 Stars

Edgy and engaging

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