Unexpected Twist

Saturday 11th February 2023

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


Combining two stories in one; Rosen’s new tale alongside the Dickens classic that inspired it, Artistic Director James Dacre (Olivier Award-nominated Our Lady Of Kibeho) and designer Frankie Bradshaw’s (Two Trains Running) production brings to vivid life the worlds of both Shona and Oliver as their stories twist together, unexpectedly!

Adapted for the stage by BAFTA award-winning playwright Roy Williams (SoulSucker Punch) with original music by rising R&B star Yaya Bey and BAC Beatbox Academy’s Conrad MurrayUnexpected Twist is a thrilling new production from the producing partnership behind Holes and The Jungle Book that will tour the UK following its Northampton premiere. 


Touch Tour
The performances on Wed 22 February 2023 7pm will be Audio Described and will be preceded by a pre-show Touch Tour. All patrons attending the tour should meet at the Box Office at 6.30pm, where a member of staff will then take them into the auditorium. Please email boxoffice@royalandderngate.co.uk to book the Touch Tour.

More Northampton Listings MORE

Northampton Friday 21 June

Sophie Duker & Susan Riddell

The second of our Edinburgh Fringe preview evenings concludes with Sophie Duker and Susan Riddell.   Sophie Duker…

Northampton Thursday 19 September

Beverley Knight

Following her sold out birthday show in March 2023 at London Lafayette, Beverley Knight has announced the details of her…

Northampton Thursday 26 September

Kane Brown: Don’t Listen To Me

Fearlessly hilarious delivery combined with honesty and sincerity.   Kane Brown is 19 years in the game, has…

Northampton Tuesday 1 October

Black Is The Color Of My Voice

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, and featuring many of her most iconic songs performed live.   Apphia Campbell’s acclaimed…

Northampton Sunday 6 October

The Wonder of Stevie

The ultimate celebration of the genius of Stevie Wonder!   Voted one of Britain’s top soul singers, mesmeric…

Northampton Sunday 13 October

The Marvin Gaye Songbook

Brand new for 2024 from hit producers Entertainers – the team behind, The Magic of Motown, Lost in Music and Fastlove!   Every…

Northampton Friday 1 November

The Magic Of Motown

It’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history.  …

Northampton Friday 18 November

Craig Charles

From Red Dwarf to Robot Wars to Radio 6 and Radio 2 via the  cobbles of Coronation Street,…