Tue 25 Sep to Wed 26 Sep

Avant Garde Dance & The Place

Tony Adigun's Fagin's Twist

£20 (£13 concessions)

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A tale you think you know unravels and explodes.

Work Place Artist Tony Adigun’s 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 tale.

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 contemporary hip hop style.

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

The Times, Debra Craine

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

The Stage, Rachel Elderkin 

★★★★ “…a confident piece of dance-theatre…”

Evening Standard, Lyndsey Winship

Age Guidance: 8+


Sat 22 & Sun 23 Sep Performance Opportunity
Learn key contemporary and hip hop movements from Fagin’s Twist and perform them in the opening scene of the show on Wed 26 Sep. For 11-25 year olds, £50 booking essential.
Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Production Credits
Director / Choreographer Tony Adigun
Writer Maxwell Golden
Designer Yann Seabra
Lighting Designer Jackie Shemesh
Specially commissioned music Seymour Milton
Composer Benji Bower
Dramaturg Adam Peck

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.

Times: 7.30pm / Wed 26 Sep 1pm Matinee Performance
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Autumn 2018