Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ comes to Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Looking for something do with the kids during the school holidays?

A new adaption of Roald Dahl’s very irreverent classic, The Twits, begins at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre this week and it’s been described as absolutely “razztwizzling”.

Opening 8th January, the world premiere season of Dahl’s jumpswiffling comedy of two grizzly old grunions promised to be a super high energy combination of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre.

The Twits takes you into the world of grumpy old couple, Mrs and Mrs Twit who haven’t had a good thought or done a kind thing in years. They like nothing more than dreaming up terrible tricks to play on each other.

The director, Michael Barlow (Nobody Owns the Moon, Fox, Miss Lily’s Fabulous Feather Boa), said that The Twits is a classic Dahl comedy of a pair of horrible bullies getting their just desserts in the end.

“Mr and Mrs Twit are terrible people but very funny characters and it’s so satisfying seeing Muggle-Wump the Monkey and the Roly-Poly Bird outwit them,” he said.

“Roald Dahl has a special gift for making fun of adults who treat children unfairly and our heroes can only win by breaking the rules and playing a few tricks of their own. As laugh-out-loud entertaining as The Twits is, it is a great show for encouraging us all to think about how we treat each other.”

The Twits is co-created by Humphrey Bower (Tales from Outer Suburbia) and Michael Barlow, designed by Leon Hendroff (Nobody Owns the Moon, Fox, Moominpappa at Sea, Rules of Summer) and has Perth comedian Sam Longley as assistant director.

All the characters in The Twits are played by Jessica Harlond-Kenny (Hachiko, The Velveteen Rabbit, Harebrain) and Geordie Crawley, who is making his debut with the company.

From January 8 to 27 with daytime at 10am and 1pm; and special twilight performances scheduled throughout the world premiere season. Book online at or by calling 9335 5044. Perfect for ages 5+.

OIP Staff

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