- Venue: -
- Duration: 2 hours
- Age Guidance: 11+
Triggers & Advisories:
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Triggers & Advisories
This adaptation is being created in keeping with the tone of Dickens’ novel and will aim to stay true to the dark, brutal and sometimes violent nature of the original story. It is not a musical. The play depicts violence and abuse against women and children and people with disabilities. It also shows depictions of suicide. Please contact our Box Office team if you have any specific questions.
More Information on Oliver Twist: At Home
Specially filmed for audiences to enjoy online, at home.
Born into poverty and misfortune, Oliver Twist escapes the workhouse for a life of adventure where he joins Artful Dodger, Fagin and their mischievous gang of pickpockets. But the enjoyment is short-lived as he falls under the influence of the vicious Bill Sikes.
This landmark production has been specially filmed for audiences to enjoy online at home. Bold, brutal and beautiful this highly acclaimed version of Oliver Twist sends you on a dark adventure through the twisted streets of London. Adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, the production features creatively integrated sign language, audio description and captioning.
Oliver Twist is produced in association with Ramps On The Moon. Now in its fifth year, this pioneering initiative from seven major UK theatre companies is committed to putting deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of its work.
Audio described and BSL flyers and introductions are available at the bottom of this page.
PLAYHOUSE: AT HOME
Everyone will get the same view of the show regardless of the ticket they buy, however we’d like you to consider opting for the £15 ticket if you are watching alone, £20 for 2 people, and £25 for 3 or more.
Oliver Twist will be available to watch from Monday 25 October. You will have access for 48hrs after the date and time of the showing you have booked for. Within that period, you can watch the show when you like, and as many times as you like.
You can also see the Oliver Twist programme here (preferable for screen readers)
Watch and listen to the Oliver Twist: At Home trailer
Listen to the audio described flyer for the show by Mr Bumble (Ben Wilson)
Listen to the audio described introduction for the show by the Oliver Twist: At Home cast
Watch the BSL flyer for the show by Artful Dodger (Nadeem Islam)
Watch the BSL introduction for the show by the Oliver Twist: At Home cast
Cast & Credits
Writer Bryony Lavery / Director Amy Leach / Associate Director Adam Bassett / Set & Costume Designer Hayley Grindle / Lighting Designer Joseff Fletcher / Sound Designer John Biddle / Composer Oliver Vibrans / Projection Designer Akhila Krishnan / Puppet Director Rachael Canning / BSL Consultant Daryl Jackson / Audio Description Consultant Benjamin Wilson / BSL Interpreter (lead) Dave Wycherley / Casting Director Kay Magson / Production Manager Lewis Moore / Creative Enabler Kirsty Pennycook /
as Bill Sikes
as Artful Dodger
as Swifty + Mrs Thingummy
as Oliver Twist
as Sowerberry + Fang
as Charlie Bates
as Mr Bumble
“ an unmissable, extraordinary production’”
“ an entertaining, embracive, necessary corrective”
“ this buccaneering production is a visual feast ”
“ moves like hyper-Dickens”
“ cleverly, British sign language is made the secret argot of Fagin’s gang”
“ fluid and seamless”
A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.Audio Described
Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.Relaxed Performance
A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.Dementia-Friendly Performance
Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.Sing Along
Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.Post Show Discussion
Parent & Baby Performance
A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.
*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.
- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Socially Distanced