The dickens you say!: Oliver Twist plays Vietnam

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British theater company TNT is presenting Charles Dickens' classic tale "Oliver Twist" in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Hanoi from May  2 to 12.

The performances, which will take place at HCMC's Opera House from May 2 to 5, at Da Nang's Trung Vuong Theater on May 9 and at Hanoi Opera House on May 11 and 12, are scheduled for 8 p.m.

The iconic tale of an abused orphan who escapes from a workhouse, travels to London only to be kidnapped by a gang of juvenile pickpockets and their elderly leader Fadin.

TNT uses a distinct approach by telling the story through the eyes of the villain Fadin. In the more than 15 years since its inception, the production has toured Europe, Asia and now comes to Vietnam for the first time.

From 2009 to 2011, TNT has performed three famous classic dramas in Vietnam, including Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" and "Macbeth", and Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".

The TNT Theater was founded in 1980 by Paul Stebbings, who received regular Arts Council funding for work in Britain.

It has established itself as one of the most popular international touring theater companies in the world.

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