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Avant Garde Dance and The Place present ‘Fagin’s Twist’

22 Aug 2018

Avant Garde Dance Company in ‘Fagin’s Twist’. © Rachel Cherry

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 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 will be touring the UK, with the first performance at The Place, London on 24 September, and the final performance at Liverpool LEAP Festival on 10 November.

Fagin’s Twist was originally 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.

Age suitability: 8 years+

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes (including interval)

For more information and to book tickets, visit the following link: http://www.avantgardedance.com/