by Bryony Lavery
adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
This bold, brutal and beautiful new version of Oliver Twist sends you on a dark adventure through the twisted streets of London. Adapted by award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, every performance of Oliver Twist will feature the use of integrated creative sign language, audio description and captioning.
Oliver Twist is in association with Ramps On The Moon. Now in its fourth year, this pioneering initiative from seven major UK theatre companies is committed to putting D/deaf and disabled artists and audiences at the centre of their work.
Directed by Amy Leach
Designed by Hayley Grindle
Associate Director Hannah Quigley
Lighting Designer Joe Fletcher
Projection Designer Akhila Krishnan
Composer Oliver Vibrans
Sound Designer John Biddle
Puppetry Designer & Director Rachael Canning
BSL Consultant Daryl Jackson
Dramaturgy by Jenny Sealey
Audio Description Consultants Ben Wilson & Chloë Clarke
Creative Assistant Directors Adam Bassett and Nicole Joseph
Fight Director Kenan Ali
Creative Enabler Kirsty Pennycook
Lead BSL Interpreter Dave Wycherley
Cast: Stephen Collins, Nadeem Islam, Jack Lord, Steph Lacey, Ben Wilson, Craig Painting, Caro Parker, Brooklyn Melvin, Mitesh Soni, Georgia Jackson, Rebekah Hill, Clare-Louise English, Katie Erich.
Photography by Ant Robling
Leeds Playhouse with Ramps on the Moon
This production played at Leeds Playhouse from 28th February 2020. The run and national tour to New Wolsey Ipswich, Birmingham Rep, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Sheffield Crucible and Nottingham Playhouse, supported by Graeae Theatre Company, was paused and postponed due to Coronavirus.
This production was remounted for digital distribution in Autumn 2021. New members of the team were:
Cast: Christopher Wright, Amy Conachan and Dan Willis.
Associate Director Adam Bassett
Re-lighter Will Evans
Sound Engineer Will Midgeley
Tickets and more info here.
Audio described flyer:
Audio description introduction: