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The Twits
The Twits
"Roald Dahl created some truly revolting characters… but few can compare with the noxiousness of Mr. and Mrs. Twit. This adaptation… was easily as gruesomely grotesque as Dahl could ever have intended. The show is a marvelous mix of singing, dancing, theatre, slapstick and audience participation." —South Wales Argus
Adapted by David Wood. Based on the book by Roald Dahl.

Cast: 2m., 2w. (2 either gender, 3 children. Children's roles may be expanded.) The play is set in a circus ring, which offers opportunities for fun and slapstick, as well as spectacle. The narrator acts as ringmaster, bringing to life the story of the grotesque, satisfyingly unpleasant couple, Mr. and Mrs. Twit, who enjoy playing nasty tricks on each other. Mr. Twit decides to train monkeys to perform upside down. He goes to the African rainforest and captures a family of monkeys —the Mugglewumps— and incarcerates them in a cage. The birds, who nightly roost on the big dead tree, having escaped being caught by the Twits for a bird pie, help the monkeys escape by tricking the Twits into believing that the world has turned upside down. The audience helps too! Flexible staging. Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  TD6
Cast Size:  9
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  62
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  105 min.
Target Audience: Middle School | High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy
ISBN (10): 1583421726
Publication Date: 05/21/2003
David Wood began writing as a student at Oxford University in the sixties. He wrote his first play for children in 1967 and has since written about 50 more. They are performed all over the world and include The Gingerbread Man, The See-Saw Tree, The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner, Save the Human (from the story he wrote with Tony ...More
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This title can only be licensed/sold in the U.S. and Canada
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.

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