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 Cast: 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