Unexpected Twist for Salford

Published: 26 February 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Unexpected Twist

Michael Rosen’s Unexpected Twist comes to The Lowry, Salford in May as part of a national tour from May 2–7.

It’s a re-telling of Oliver Twist with original music by Yaya Bey from the producing partnership behind Holes and The Jungle Book.

Shona and her class are studying Oliver Twist. She’s new in school and keeps finding herself in trouble—much like Oliver himself. When she’s given a new phone by a stranger, she begins to suspect there’s something fishy about the new kids she’s met...

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