Sophie Austin
  • Role: Director
  • Producers: Teatro Vivo, Dash Arts
  • Year: 2017 
  • Synopsis: A site specific street theatre adventure written in collaboration with Michael Wagg. 
  • A young migrant, Twistov, has gone missing in London. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ OLIVER TWIST and the experience of migrant communities currently living in UK cities, TWISTOV explored identity and home and who we become if both are taken away from us.
    Twistov started at RICH MIX and was staged in and around Shoreditch, the heart of Dickens’ East End, where faint traces of the past remain visible. Over the performance, TWISTOV took the audience on a journey that asks us to see beyond the new buildings and trendy shops, to look down side streets and in doorways and meet another London. Here we faced our own sense of home and identity: what would we do and where would we run, if these were our stories?
  • I developed the script with the writer over three years through workshops with actors and community members from migrant backgrounds.  
  • Writer: Michael Wagg
    Producer: Mark Stevenson, Annette Corbett
    Designer: Bryan Woltjen
    Movement Director: Miguel Hernando Torres
    Assistant Director: Molly Leighmoy
    Stage Manager: Catherine Cooper
    Kas Darley, Malcolm Freeman, Noemi Gunea, Zed Josef, Dato Papava, Charlie Folorunsho, Vlada Lemeshevska, Natasha Magigi

  • Funded by
    Arts Council England
    City Bridges
    Big Lottery
Tagged: Theatre Community