Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Presented by Avant Garde Dance Company and The Place

Fagin's Twist

Tuesday 25 October, 7.30pm 105 mins incl. 20 min interval
Djanogly Theatre

Theatre & Dance
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£15 (£10 concessions,
£8 restricted view)

Suitable for 8+

A tale you think you know unravels and explodes. 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 piece of poignant coming-of-age dance theatre.

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



The Guardian Pick for 'Three of the best' 

"Energised, synchronised and at times capable of adrenalin-inducing excitement." – The Herald - 4 stars


"Precision and detailed finesse... Can we have some more please?" – The Scotsman - 4 stars      


★★★★"High energy, precision crafted choreography creates a dark twist on a classic tale"  The Stage


★★★★"Fagin’s Twist is a daring, dynamic and hugely enjoyable rethink of a much loved Victorian tale' The Times. Debra Craine The Times


"pound for pound a contender for best new dance work of the year." Graham Watts




"Massively recommend #FaginsTwist @ThePlaceLondon Edgy retelling of Oliver T. Great young ensemble, characterisation & yes, a twist. Go see."


"Dickens-y hats off to @TonyAdigun and the brilliant cast #faganstwist @ThePlaceLondon - super tight twist on Twist."



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

Performance presented in Partnership with

Photo: Eric Richmond