What the Dickens?

Published: 23 December 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Unexpected Twist

Dickens goes digital at Blackpool Grand Theatre May 23–27 as the classic tale of Oliver Twist gets a modern retelling from author and poet Michael Rosen in Unexpected Twist.

The new musical from The Children’s Theatre Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton will open at Northampton in February before a national tour.

Shona and her class are studying Oliver Twist. She’s new in school and keeps finding herself in trouble—much like Oliver! 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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  • Unexpected Twist - Michael Rosen, adapted for the stage by Roy Williams (The Children’s Theatre Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton)

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