Mark Haywards adaptation of Charles Dickens Oliver Twist
Directed By Ross Drury
Allo. The name’s Dodger. There’s them wot calls me Artful but I ain’t never painted a picture in my life.
Since ol’ Fagin copped it – sorry, should’ve warned you, that’s spoilers – I’ve been promoted to head of this little gang of pickpockets. (Except I don’t call ’em pickpockets, I calls ’em Valuables Removal Technicians.)
Now, we’ve got a little sideline in tellin’ stories like wot they do in the Theatre. See, Theatre is for rich folks what’ve got more money than sense and it can be really helpful to get them to stay in one place for an hour… Eyes fixed ahead of ’em… In the dark… Unaware that Valuables Removal Technicians operate in the area.
But, you know what? This ‘ere gang is talented! Our show’s got it all, it has. Actin’, singin’, dancin’ and it’s all based on a true story wot happened to an actual factual friend a’mine. An orphan who wanted more. More than just gruel. More than a life slavin’ away in the workhouse. More than even bein’ a part of this glorious crinimal enterprise of ours. Did he get more? You’ll ‘ave to follow me to find out!
So consider yourself… not allowed to sing any of them songs from that other show.
This is our story.
And it’s got a Twist in it.
All Tickets £15