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Preview: THE TWITS at Newcastle Northern Stage


A Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production

Newcastle Northern Stage
Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th March 2017

Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Adapted for the stage by David Wood
Director: Max Webster; Designer: Georgia Lowe; Lighting Designer: Joshua Pharo; Composer: Dougal Irvine; Movement Director: Deborah Pugh; Sound Designer: Carolyn Downing; Casting Director: Kay Magson.

Northern Stage is pleased to announce Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston production of Roald Dahl’s The Twits coming to Newcastle from Tuesday 21st – Saturday 25th March and programmed to coincide with the Dahl 100thanniversary. Due to popular demand, an extra performance has just been added on Saturday 25 March at 10.30am.

Photo: Pamela Raith
Roald Dahl’s The Twits tells the tale of the most spiteful and revolting couple you could ever hope to meet. Mr Twit has a very hairy face. His beard is spiky and smelly. It also contains cornflakes, sardines and even some stilton. Mrs Twit is equally as foul and she hates Mr Twit just as much as Mr Twit hates her.

Photo: Pamela Raith
They spend their days playing wicked tricks on each other and mistreating Muggle-Wump monkeys. They also have a particularly sticky trick to catch Roly-Poly birds for their bird pies. But not for much longer because the monkeys have a cunning plan to teach those terrible twits a lesson.

Max Webster (The Lorax at The Old Vic) directs a hugely talented cast of actor-musicians and acrobats alongside an exceptional creative team including Designer and Linbury Prize Finalist Georgia Lowe, Lighting Designer Joshua Pharo, Movement Director Deborah Pugh, Sound Designer Carolyn Downing and Composer Dougal Irvine who returns to create new songs and music for the production following last year’s The Witches.

The show goes on a national tour after opening in Hong Kong and a highly anticipated run at Curve this Christmas.

Photo: Pamela Raith
Curve Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster said: “We couldn’t be more excited to be presenting David Wood’s anarchic adaptation of The Twits during the Dahl 100 celebratory year. Following the success of The Witches last year, we are proud to be working with our friends at the Rose Kingston and Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong once again. Director Max Webster and our Casting Director Kay Magson have brought together a first class company of actors, who not only play instruments but also boast a host of acrobatic skills. We’re also thrilled that yet another Curve production will be seen by audiences from further afield with more young people and their families able to see the production as we visit venues across the UK.”

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