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Fagin’s Twist

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

Street dance meets Victorian workhouse in this innovative take on Dickens’ much-loved tale.

We all know Oliver Twist, but what if Oliver wasn’t the hero of his story? Fagin’s Twist is the untold story of a notorious perhaps misunderstood villain. With nifty footwork, ducking and weaving, dance company Avant Garde imagine Fagin’s youth- his escape from the workhouse and his search for riches on the streets.

Why audiences love Fagin’s Twist

‘★★★★★ 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

‘★★★★ Daring, dynamic and hugely enjoyable’  The Times

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

‘★★★★ Deft and precise as a pickpocket’s craft… a confident piece of dance theatre’ Evening Standard

Suitable for ages 8+ years

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



2.30pm | 7pm


£14 | £9.50 under 26s | £42 family of four | £8 school and student groups

Running Time

105 minutes


20 minutes


Main House

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