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The Twits

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Information

  • Play adapted by David Wood
  • Productions:
    • 2001 UK tour by Belgrade Theater, Coventry
    • Tour dates:
      • Milton Keynes Theatre 19/2 – 24/2
      • Churchill Theatre, Bromley 26/2 – 3/3
      • Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol 5/3 – 10/3
      • Kings Theatre, Edinburgh 12/3 – 17/3
      • Civic Theatre, Darlington 19/3 – 24/3
      • Charter Theatre, Preson 26/3 – 31/3
      • Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton 2/4 – 7/4
      • Theatre Royal, Brighton 9/4 – 14/4
      • Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London 16/4 – 28/4
      • Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 30/4 – 12/5
      • Theatre Royal, Nottingham 14/5 – 19/5
      • Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon 21/5 – 26/5
      • Alhambra Theatre, Bradford 28/5 – 2/6
      • Oxford Playhouse 4/6 – 9/6
      • Richmond Theatre 11/6 – 16/6
      • Cork Opera House 18/6 – 23/6
      • Newcastle Theatre Royal 25/6 – 30/6
      • Regent Theatre, Stoke 2/7 – 7/7
      • New Victoria Theatre, Woking 9/7 – 14/7

Cast/Crew

  • Cast:
    • Richard J Fletcher as Mr. Twit
    • Isabel Ford as Mrs. Twit
    • Susan Swanton as Roly Poly Bird
    • Sidney Sloane as Narrator
    • Cheryl Blaize as Mrs. Mugglewump
    • Christopher Llewellyn as Mr. Mugglewump
    • Lauren Conlon, Rosy and Megan De Wolf, Maxine Ewenson, Emma Shearer Hackett, Kate Herring, Victoria Leung, Holly Pike and Lauren Stroud as Mugglewumps
  • Crew:
    • Writer: David Wood
    • Producer: Jane Hytch
    • Director: Kathi Leahy
    • Designer: Tom Conroy

Reviews


Promotional Flyer

Cover

The Twits promotional flyer coverThe Belgrade Theater, Coventry presents
Roald Dahl’s The Twits

17 – 21 April 2001
adapted for stage by David Wood

directed by Kathi Leahy
designed by Tom Conroy
music by Dylan Vaughn

Inside pages

The Twits promotional flyer inside pages“A fabulous performance”
Producer BBC TV’s Blue Peter

“A literally spectacular show”
Birmingham Post

Mr. and Mrs. Twit were a very happy couple. But seldom happy at the same time. For what really made them happy was playing nasty tricks on one another. The best word to describe them was disgusting… This spectacular production combines circus and aerial skills, trickery and physical theatre to create a magical and mesmerising tale with an ingenious twist from the master of children’s story-telling. Roald Dahl’s book, still in the top ten best loved titles, has been adapted by David Wood, one of today’s most highly regarded children’s writers. Children aged five and over will be captivated by this outstanding production.

“A truly repulsive introduction to theatre for the over fives”
Coventry Evening Telegraph

“This tale of a grotesque couple who play schoolkiddish tricks on each other has an obvious appeal to children who delight in the rude naughtiness”
The Stage

“David Wood’s excellent stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s irresistibly revolting tale”
Guardian

“Roald Dahl’s dark and funny tale … a hit”
Independent on Sunday


Program