Professionals & Artist Development

Avant Garde Dance & The Place presents Tony Adigun's Fagin's Twist

Fagin’s Twist is the untold story of a notorious and complex villain. It imagines Fagin’s youth, driven by greed and ambition in the face of overwhelming poverty. The streets are a place of little comfort and fairy-tale endings are hard to find in this poignant coming-of-age dance theatre.

See Dickens’ Oliver Twist in a new light as Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance flips your expectations of five familiar characters, with their unmatched hip hop contemporary style.

Age suitability: 8 years+

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes including interval

★★★★ THE TIMES, Debra Craine
“Fagin’s Twist, is a daring, dynamic and hugely enjoyable rethink of a much loved Victorian tale.”

★★★★ THE STAGE, Rachel Elderkin
“High energy, precision crafted choreography creates a dark twist on a classic tale”

★★★ FINANCIAL TIMES, Louise Levene
“He has a knack for making a small ensemble seem three times the size, flooding the stage with movement.”

★★★★ EVENING STANDARD, Lyndsey Winship
“…a confident piece of dance-theatre…”

 

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

 


Previous Tour Dates

  • WARWICK ARTS CENTRE, Warwick
    13-14 Mar 2019
     
  • LEAP DANCE FESTIVAL, Liverpool
    12 Nov 2018
     
  • STORYHOUSE, Chester
    3 Nov 2018
     
  • NORHERN STAGE, Newcastle
    30 – 31 Oct 2018
     
  • BACK TO OURS FESTIVAL, Hull
    25 Oct 2018
     
  • BARBICAN THEATRE, Plymouth
    19 Oct 2018
     
  • LIGHTHOUSE, Poole
    10 Oct 2018
     
  • THEATRE ROYAL, Winchester
    2-3 Oct 2018
     
  • THE PLACE, London
    25-26 Sep 2018
     
  • ATTENBOROUGH CENTRE FOR THE CREATIVE, Brighton
    Thu 14 – Sat 16 December 2017
     
  • DANCEEAST, Ipswich
    3 –4 November 2017
     
  • THE POINT, Eastleigh
    20 – 21 Oct 2017
     
  • GULBENKIAN, Canterbury
    Sat 14 Oct 2017
     
  • QUARTERHOUSE, Folkestone
    11 – Thu 12 Oct 2017
     
  • CIRCOMEDIA, Bristol
    Fri 6 & 7 Oct 2017
     
  • RHODA MCGAW, Woking
    3 – Wed 4 Oct 2017
     
  • QUEENS THEATRE, Hornchurch
    21 – Sat 23 Sep 2017
     
  • THE PLACE, London
    28 Sep – 15 Oct 2016