- In-person event
- Ages 15+
- ≈ 100 minutes · No intermission
- Mature themes
- Strong language
How do text messages and a Charles Dickens classic from 1838 connect in the modern era? In this reimagining of Oliver Twist, TWISTED follows Ollie and Nancy, roles reprised by the show’s playwrights Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman and Joseph Jomo Pierre, as they navigate the gritty streets of Toronto. Finding solace in each other despite their turbulent upbringings surrounded by abuse and addiction, they forge a powerful bond through text messages that combine Ollie’s poetic, lyrical verses and Nancy’s powerful prose. As their connection grows, they plan a dangerous escape for a better life. Equal parts Dickens and Drake, Twisted takes cues from the original work to craft a vivid story of disenfranchised youth in Toronto.
Copies of Twisted may be purchased through Playwrights Canada Press: https://www.playwrightscanada.com/Books/T/Twisted