Reviews from Paul's pen

Reviews from Paul's pen


The Twits

Review by: Paul Towers, 14 December 2016
The Twits by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood
A Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston co-production
Curve – 10 December to 15 January

“a wonderful annual tradition”

In what is becoming a wonderful annual tradition at Curve yet another Roald Dahl story is brought to life in the studio space. This year, after the astounding success last year of The Witches, we have The Twits. This is the tale of two of the horrible-ist, dirtiest, most loathsome people who, not being bothered to work like normal people, decide to exploit a family of monkeys who they have captured deep in the rain forest and trained to perform tricks.
This production is jam packed full of audience participation, circus skills, songs and gross jokes. The perfect Roald Dahl story!
A small cast of seven bounce around the set playing instruments, singing and dancing.
The set, a caravan, starts off as a storage container as the talented cast whip the audience up into a participation frenzy. As soon as the action starts the sides fall away to reveal the cess pit that is The Twits barely habitable home.
The script is adapted by acclaimed children’s author David Wood (who also adapted The Witches) and is perfect holiday fare for children of all ages.
Tickets are available at
First published on Western Gazette

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