Roald Dahl’s The Twits – Children’s Puppet Theatre | BREC

Roald Dahl’s The Twits

Run Time 60 mins no interval
Price From $15 per student no bf
Presented By BREC & Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Suitable for primary students aged 6+ yrs
Teacher’s Resources Available
Workshops Available [Incursion]

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25 September 2019
12:30 pm
26 September 2019
9:30 am
26 September 2019
11:30 am
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This comedy of rebellion and justice is a super high energy combination of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre.

Mr and Mrs Twit, two of the most terrible and disgusting people ever to have lived, haven’t had a good thought in years. They like nothing more than dreaming up terrible tricks to play on each other, eating hot bird pie and training Muggle-Wump the monkey for the Great Upside Down Monkey Circus.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits uses masks and handheld puppets to bring the well loved characters to life in the blink of an eye. Artist Leon Hendroff’s visual design was inspired by the 20th Century’s Cubist art movement and draws together the monstrous features of the Twits with ingenious aural elements by Sound Consultant Lee Buddle. 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.

Despite the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Twit like to play nasty tricks on each other, the story champions the kind hearted and 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.”

With curriculum links to The Arts, English, Personal and Social Capabilities, English, Literacy, Ethical Understanding, Cultural Understanding, the show encourages exploration of language and character, builds emotional intelligence and encourages critical thinking.

The Twits is Roald Dahl in his purest form – unsentimental, grotesque and a lot of fun!

Cast & Team

Director Michael Barlow
Co-creators Humphrey Bower and Michael Barlow
Assistant Director Sam Longley
Designer Leon Hendroff
Sound Consultant Lee Buddle
Lighting Rhiannon Petersen
Performers Jessica Harlond-Kenny & Geordie Crawley

Teacher’s Resources

An educational kit will be provided including classroom ready activities to help prepare students for the show.

The Great Good Gnozzlewump Project

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is on a mission to collect 100,000 good thoughts.

Inspired by the famous Roald Dahl quote from The Twits “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.” Before or after the show, we are asking patrons to share a good thought about the things that make our community unique and beautiful. Follow the project #goodthoughtsproject | #sppt | #nationaltourtwits