The Marlowe
Unexpected Twist
The Children’s Theatre Partnership and Royal & Derngate, Northampton present Michael Rosen’s

Unexpected Twist

The re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist, by one of the best-loved figures in the children's book world, Michael Rosen.

Two stories in one; Rosen’s story and the Dickens classic that inspired it. Two stories that twist together, unexpectedly!

Shona and her class are studying the book, Oliver Twist. She’s the new girl in school and is finding it hard to stay out of 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 boys she’s met.

Michel Rosen is the English children’s novelist, poet, and the author of 140 books. He served as Children’s Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009. He has been a TV presenter and a political columnist and his books include Carrying The Elephant: A Memoir Of Love And Loss and Uncle Billy Being Silly.

Unexpected Twist is brought to you by the Children’s Theatre Partnership, whose shows have included Animal Farm, Holes, The Jungle Book, Running Wild, The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, Swallows And Amazons and Goodnight Mister Tom.

Unexpected Twist