Twist

by Chino Odimba

Age advice: 13+


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"Undoubtedly pertinent"

WhatsOnStage, Amongst The Reeds Review

"Moving work of unmistakable integrity"

The Guardian, Amongst The Reeds Review

His home is dust. His friends are few. His hands are as rough as the seas he has crossed.

In a radical reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, we follow one refugee’s journey, buffeted between borders and bad company.

Twist transforms Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global crisis fast defining the 21st century.

Teeming with Dickens’ audacious characters, this production marks a bold collaboration for Theatre Centre, pioneers of new writing for young audiences.

Rising-star Chino Odimba has written for National Theatre and was shortlisted for the Bruntwood Prize.

Theatre Centre’s first adaptation in over a decade, this retelling of a Victorian masterpiece will challenge intolerance with urgency and compassion.

Praise for Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre

“A rivetingly fresh reinvention of a myth” - Medea by Chino Odimba
★★★★ – The Times

“Theatre Centre defy clichés” - The Guardian


Twist will be touring schools and venues throughout September - November 2017.

If you're interested in Twist visiting your school please contact angela@theatre-centre.co.uk 


Rising-star Chino Odimba is currently under commission with the National Theatre.

She is a winner of the Channel 4 Playwright Scheme and has previously been shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award, The Bruntwood Prize and the Adrienne Benham Award.

Praise for Chino Odimba:

★★★★ – Joanne, Reviews Hub

"Undoubtedly pertinent"  Amongst The Reeds, WhatsOnStage

"Moving work of unmistakable integrity" – Amongst The Reeds, The Guardian


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Twist is the 2017 Brian Way Commission.


User comments (2)

  • Looks interesting I'll definitely check it out.

    Comment left by: Ash Sohoye - 10.03.2017 12:50

  • Interesting

    Comment left by: david thompson - 22.02.2017 11:28

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