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Unexpected Twist

Why Watch Unexpected Twist?

  • Watch the new play Unexpected Twist at the Rose Theatre Kingston for a limited run this March.
  • Michael Rosen, a legend in children’s literature, reinvents Oliver Twist, the iconic masterpiece by Charles Dickens.
  • This brilliant new production, directed by Olivier Award nominee James Dacre, makes for an ideal evening of entertainment for your entire family. Get your hands on the Unexpected Twist tickets now!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability

Tickets

Unexpected Twist tickets are now available! Michael Rosen, a poet and the creator of 140 children's books, is the author of this spin on Oliver Twist, the classic novel by the world-famous author Charles Dickens. Rosen served as Children's Laureate from June 2007 to June 2009, you may also know him as a TV personality and a political journalist. His most well-known books include Uncle Billy Being Silly, Carrying the Elephant: A Memoir of Love and Loss, and many others. The play Unexpected Twist is adapted for the stage by BAFTA-winning playwright Roy Williams and is directed by Olivier Award nominee James Dacre. R&B superstar Yaya Bey and Conrad Murray of BAC Beatbox Academy provide original music for the play. What are you waiting for? Book your Unexpected Twist tickets now to reserve your seats at the Rose Theatre Kingston.

The Story

Unexpected Twist follows the journey of Shona, our young protagonist, who is a student at a new school and goes through odd adventures. In this tale, the classic Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is required reading in the classroom, and Shona experiences feelings of alienation similar to Oliver's. She tries to settle in and stay out of trouble. But her plans go awry when a stranger hands her a new phone, which starts to fuel her suspicions that the new boys she has met are acting especially strangely. Grab your Unexpected Twist tickets now to watch the drama unfold.

Show Timings

  • Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat at 7 PM
  • Thu & Sat at 2 PM
  • Sun at 11 AM
  • Show timings for Unexpected Twist may vary every week/month. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles: yet to be announced

Writer: Michael Rosen

Music: Yaya Bey and Conrad Murray

Playwright: Roy Williams

  • The show is suitable for ages 8+.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Unexpected Twist Tickets

Book online tickets for Unexpected Twist play in London.

Booking Period: Bookings open till 19 March 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Unexpected Twist voucher instantly.
  • Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

Rose Theatre Kingston

The Rose Theatre Kingston is located on Kingston High Street in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. The theatre can accommodate 822 people around a large thrust stage. On January 16, 2008, it made its official launch with the Anton Chekhov play Uncle Vanya, which was directed by Sir Peter Hall. Previously, Hall also directed an 'in the raw' version of As You Like It in December 2004, in the unfinished building's framework.

Seating Capacity: 822

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 24-26 High St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL, United Kingdom

Bus: The bus lines servicing the area include 281, 371, 65, 85, X26

Available Facilities: Wheelchairs, Cafe and Restrooms.

Accessibility: Accessible toilets, 10 wheelchair spaces are available in stalls and circles.

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at Rose Theatre Kingston.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Unexpected Twist Tickets

How can I buy Unexpected Twist tickets at West End?

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Unexpected Twist tickets?

Booking Unexpected Twist tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial-view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Unexpected Twist?

Unexpected Twist opens on 15 March 2023 at Rose Theatre Kingston.

What age is Unexpected Twist appropriate for?

Unexpected Twist does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 8 and above.

Where is Unexpected Twist playing in London?

Unexpected Twist is playing at Rose Theatre Kingston in London and opens on 15 March 2023.

How long does Unexpected Twist run for?

The running time of Unexpected Twist is yet to be confirmed.

What is Unexpected Twist about?

Unexpected Twist is a modern take on Shakespeare's Oliver Twist. It tells the story of Shona, who joins a new school and finds herself in strange and unpredictable situations.

Who are the main stars of Unexpected Twist?

The main cast of Unexpected Twist is yet to be announced.

What is the dress code while attending Unexpected Twist?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Unexpected Twist?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Unexpected Twist. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Rose Theatre Kingston?

Rose Theatre Kingston has multiple facilities including wheelchair accessibility, restrooms, and a cafe available for the audiences during the Unexpected Twist.

Can I take pictures or videos of Unexpected Twist inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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