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© James Hyland 1998-2021

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'Fagin's Last Hour' was first presented in the historic Harrogate Theatre on 15th September 2011. Following these premiere performances the production received its first London performance in the heart of the West End at the Leicester Square Theatre. The show was revived on 25 February 2012 beginning an extensive year-long tour of the UK in celebration of Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. Prior to its nationwide tour, the production and its creator, James Hyland, were honoured with the award for Best Performer in Theatre (Fringe Report Awards 2012) and a nomination for The London Theatre Award (London Awards for Art and Performance 2012), as well as recognition from The Queen, received at Buckingham Palace, for its part in Dickensian scholarship. Many more critically acclaimed theatre tours have since followed with another due to begin within the next few months.


Marked out by its highly original concept, this ground-breaking production has often been duplicated but never bettered. With 27 outstanding reviews from the press and more than 80 audience testimonials nationwide, 'Fagin's Last Hour' has proven itself to be unique and "truly astonishing... unforgettable theatre at its best" (The Courier).



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Fagin's Last Hour


Based on the novel ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens

Presented in association with Harrogate Theatre

Adapted, Produced and Performed by James Hyland

Directed by Phil Lowe