Aug 2019

4th I BRAC Learning Centre  Madhupur, Tangail I 7.00pm

6th I British Council, Dhaka I 7.00pm

7th I Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka I 7.00pm

Adapter & Producer - Leesa Gazi
Director - Filiz Ozcan
Assistant Director- Andra Chelcea
Set Designer- Aslam Aronnho
Music  Director-Shishir Rahaman & Ahsan Reza Khan
Costume Designer-Mohsina Akhter
Production Manager-Tania Rahman 
Company Interpreter - Abdullah Mamun 
Brishti Roy
Shahnewaj Efte
Sharif Siraj
Mitu Rahman
Lochon Polash
Mehmud Siddique
Eva Saha
Young Company
Ritu Akter
Alpona Akter
Diti Rani Sarkar
Maksuda  Khatun 
Mala Khatun
Rima Akter
Rohima Akter
Salma Khatun
Shilpi Akter
Shipra Rani Sarkar
Bithi Khatun
Supported by EDGE Clubs of Tangail & Brac 

Aleya Twist is a modern-day female adaptation of the famous novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist is hailed as the first English novel that examined society’s mistreatment of its orphans and underprivileged children.


Komola Collective, in partnership with the British Council, has adapted this celebrated novel and set it in the context of present-day Bangladesh. 

The story centres on orphan Aleya Twist who is born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship as a domestic worker. After escaping, Aleya travels to Dhaka where she meets Polan, a member of a gang of pickpockets led by the crime boss Rocket Jamshed.

'Stories like these can help propel social change by starting a dialogue. If we are frequently reminded of the abuse children face at orphanages, on the streets and at work, we might one day be compelled to take action. Then maybe at a future production of Aleya Twist, domestic workers will also fill some seats at the Experimental Theatre Hall.'  Dhaka Tribune
'Although the story is set nearly two hundred years later and many thousands of miles away from the original story, the difference in time and place does not take away the harsh reality that the original Oliver had to face.
The Daily Star


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