Children of the Night is a story about the forgotten, the neglected and the damned. A contemporary re-imagining of Dickens’ haunting novel Oliver Twist it centres on young lives that are lived in the shadows subject to exploitation and violent crime. Today over 150 million children around the globe live on the streets and their days are spent begging, thieving and searching for safe accommodation, cheek by jowl with the wealthy and complacent.

Once let him feel that he is one of us; once fill his mind with the idea that he has been a thief, and he’s ours – ours for life.

The play weaves in and out of the lives of Duck, JD, Angel, the Rif Rafs and the Scuttlers as they strive to survive in a cold world encountering unfathomable dangers, evil and sometimes, in the most unexpected situations, love, hope and friendship.

Following acclaimed productions of Aeneid, Lord of the Flies, Idylls of the King, Alice in Wonderland and Wind in the Willows MCS Theatre Academy performs a play devised by Joanne Pearce (RSC Associate Artist) and Rose Noble.

‘Wind in the Willows is a triumph….performances worthy of a professional company.’  Oxford Times

Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th July 7pm Thurs&Fri, 4pm Saturday. Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford, UK, OX1 2LW

Tickets: £11.50- £18 Box Office: 01865 305305

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