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Roald Dahl's The Twits

Roald Dahl's The Twits



Roald Dahl, adpated by Enda Walsh


Nick Hern Books

“Exceptionally fun... a complete raucous delight” —Time Out

“Sharply satirical, beautifully bizarre and extravagantly entertaining” —The Arts Desk

“Faithful to the anarchic spirit of Dahl’s original... dark and strange, sometimes cruel and often very silly” —Evening Standard

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are not very nice. In fact they’re extremely nasty. They’re nasty to each other, and they’re VILE to everyone else.

They hold a family of monkeys hostage in a cage and force them to stand on their heads. ALL THE TIME. We told you they weren’t very nice.

Can the monkeys find a way to show those vicious Twits what for?

Mischievously adapted from Roald Dahl’s story, acclaimed playwright Enda Walsh has turned The Twits upside down.

This revolting revolution was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in April 2015.

Enda Walsh is a multi-award-winning Irish playwright. He lives in London. His work has been translated into over twenty languages and has been performed internationally since 1998. His recent plays include Ballyturk and Room 303 at the 2014 Galway International Arts Festival; Misterman, presented by Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival in Ireland, London and New York (2011–2012); and several plays for Druid Theatre Company, including Penelope, which has been presented in Ireland, America and London, from 2010–2011, The New Electric Ballroom, which played Ireland, Australia, Edinburgh, London, New York and LA from 2008–2009, and The Walworth Farce, which played Ireland, Edinburgh, London and New York, as well as an American and Australian tour, from 2007–2010. He won a Tony Award in 2012 for writing the book for the musical Once, seen on Broadway, in the West End and on a US tour. His other plays include Delirium (Theatre O/Barbican), which played Dublin and a British tour in 2008; Chatroom (National Theatre), which played at the National Theatre and on tour in Britain and Asia (2006–2007); and The Small Things (Paines Plough), which played London and Ireland (2005). His early plays include Bedbound (Dublin Theatre Festival) and Disco Pigs (Corcadorca). His film work includes Disco Pigs (Temple Films/Renaissance) and Hunger (Blast/FILM4), winner of the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.


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978-1-84842-474-6
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