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The Twits


Roald Dahl's The Twits, first published in 1980, is a comedy of rebellion and justice in which Muggle-Wump the monkey races to outwit Mr and Mrs Twit, two of most terrible and disgusting people ever to have lived. Playfulness and tricks are more successful than following the rules in this classic Roald Dahl story, making it fantastically well suited to the grotesque world of puppet theatre.

This adaptation has been co-created by leading West Australian theatre maker Humphrey Bower and Spare Parts Associate Director Michael Barlow, with Barlow directing and renowned comedian Sam Longley as Assistant Director. Performed by Jessica Harlond-Kenny (Hachiko, Hare Brain, The Velveteen Rabbit) and Geordie Crawley (Martin Sims award winner 2017 FringeWorld).

The performers bring characters to life in the blink of an eye, using hand held puppets in a simple stage setting, highlighting the playfulness of live performance. The Cubist art movement of the 20th century has inspired Leon Hendroff's design, which brings together the monstrous features of the Twits with ingenious aural elements by Sound Consultant Lee Buddle.

Despite the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Twit like to play nasty tricks on each other, the book features one of Roald Dahl's best-known quotes;

“...if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” - Roald Dahl


Royal Theatre Qurindi 11am Friday 9 August
Gunnedah Town Hall 6.30pm Friday 9 August 
Crossing Theatre Narrabri 2pm Saturday 10 August 
The Roxy Theatre Binagra 11am Wednesday 14 August
Tamworth Regional Entertainment & Conference Centre 12:30pm and 6pm Thursday 15 August 
TAS Hoskins Centre 1:30pm Friday 16 August  
Glen Innes Chapel Theatre 2pm Saturday August 17


Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts, Tenterfield

Corner of Rouse & Manners Streets, Tenterfield New South Wales 2372
Booking information: (02) 6736 6100

The Chapel Theatre, Glen Innes

Corner of Bourke and Church Street, Glen Innes New South Wales 2370
Booking information: (02) 6732 1997

The Roxy, Bingara

74 Maitland Street, Bingara New South Wales 2404
Booking information: (02) 6724 0066

The Crossing Theatre, Narrabri

117 Tibbereena Street, Narrabri New South Wales 2390
Booking information: (02) 6799 6740

The Hoskins Centre, TAS Armidale

87 Douglas Street, Armidale New South Wales 2350
Booking information: (02) 6776 5800

The Civic, Gunnedah

83 Chandos Street, Gunnedah New South Wales 2380
Booking information: (02) 6740 2100

Inverell Cultural Group

The Inverell Town Hall
Booking information: 0439 565 505

The Royal Theatre, Quirindi

117 Henry Street, Quirindi New South Wales 2343
Booking information: (02) 6746 1755

Capitol Theatre, Tamworth

Level 1, Centrepoint Tamworth, Peel Street, Tamworth New South Wales 2340
Booking information: (02) 6766 2028