British TNT Theatre returns with ‘Oliver Twist’

Oliver Twist, one of Charles Dickens's best-known novels, will be staged for Vietnamese audience by the British TNT Theatre at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on May 2, 4 and 5.

                         A scene from the play Oliver Twist

The play will also be staged at the Trung Vuong Theatre in Da Nang City on May 3 and at the Hanoi Opera House on May 11-12.

The play has so far been staged in Japan, Germany, Scotland and China and has received warm applause from audiences and appreciated feedback from critics.

The TNT theatre was founded in Britain in 1980. It is one of the most popular international touring theatre companies in the world. Last season alone the company staged seven productions in almost thirty countries worldwide, ranging from Shakespeare classics such as ‘Romeo & Juliet’ to their own new play called ‘Hitler Killed My Canary’.

Other representations like ‘Moon Palace’ by contemporary artists like Paul Auster to classical seasonal shows ‘Dickens’ ‘Christmas Carol’ have been well applauded.

The company has been a regular recipient of UK government funding (Arts Council) and has frequently worked with the British Council.

The company’s style aims to integrate all performing arts. Although the company always explores complex texts and serious themes, its style is highly visual and accessible to an audience whose first language need not be English.

The TNT theatre has presented to Vietnamese audiences the classic Shakespearian tragedies “Macbeth” and “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Christmas Carol,” another famous work by Dickens.

By Mai An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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