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6 years +
24–26 High Street, Kingston KT1 1HL
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Is there a couple more horrid that Mr and Mr Twit? Roald Dahl’s classic The Twits, is coming to the Rose Theatre, Kingston over the Easter holidays. Mr and Mrs Twit spend their days playing wicked tricks on each other and mistreating Muggle-Wump monkeys, but not for much longer as the monkeys have a cunning plan to teach those Twits a lesson.
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Recommended for ages 6+.
We, Kitty (11) and Max (11) went to see the Twits last night in the gorgeous Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon- Thames. A pantomime of horribleness! The main characters, Mr and Mrs Twit, were as gruesome and as unlovable as Roald Dahl’s book had portrayed them. Their home is filthy, they are filthy and they both hate each other. The first half of the play has the Twits playing more and more ridiculous pranks on each other. Mr Twit lengthens Mrs Twits walking stick so she thinks she has the dreaded shrinks, puts a frog in her bed and finally ties her to balloons and lets her drift up into the sky. Mrs Twits is no nicer, cooking up a delicious bowl of worms for Mr Twit’s supper. They fart, cackle and prance around the stage, much to the delight of the audience.
In the second half, the play becomes even more raucous as it moves onto securing the freedom of the Muggle-Wumps, a family of monkeys who have been captured by the Twits in order for them to perform in the circus. It was great fun as the audience was encouraged to participate more and more. We were conducted by the Roly-Poly bird to sing a song of warning to the crows that the Twits were hoping to catch for their pie; placed shoes on our hands as we participated in the plan to cause the easily tricked Twits to believe that the world had been turned upside down. And finally, were soaked by the Twits, as they turned high-pressure water pistols on us all. Not my favourite Roald Dahl book, this production has been brilliantly adapted. A fun evening, with much laughter, shrieking and participation. Teenagers may become a bit self-conscious, otherwise a great show for all the family.
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