Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

about the show

Mr and Mrs Twit, the most horrible people ever to live on the stage of the earth! How unpleasant is Mr Twit, a hairy-faced, grubby and messy old man! How mean-spirited Mrs Twit, whose once pretty face, now ugly and reflecting her consumption of nasty thoughts!

Being the delightful humans they are, Mr and Mrs Twit spend their days playing dirty tricks on each other. Mrs Twit puts worms in Mr Twit spaghetti – yuck! Mr Twit convinces Mrs Twit has the dreaded shrinks – how mean! Insults are flying left, right and centre and a tag game of revenge and out-trickery is never- ending.

Meanwhile, Muggle-Wump, a poor little monkey is held captive by Mr Twit. Obsessed with putting on The Great Upside-Down Monkey Circus, Mr Twit relentlessly trains Muggle-Wump to perform death defying stunts, punishing the monkey as he sees fit. Poor little Muggle-Wump.

But! Fate changes for Muggle-Wump with the arrival of Roly-Poly, a glorious bird full of grace and pomposity. Together a plot is devised to secure Muggle-Wump’s freedom and punish The Twits forever.

Join us for the world premiere season of this new adaption of The Twits, it is Roald Dahl in his purest form — unsentimental, grotesque and a lot of fun!

This comedy of rebellion and justice is a super high energy combination of storytelling, puppetry and physical theatre.

creative 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 and Geordie Crawley

reviews

“Exactly what you would hope for in an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s work; a fun filled, silly but clever romp, with lots of laughs.” Stage Whispers

bar and diner

The NORPA Diner will be open from 5pm, offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). The seasonal menu will be confirmed one week before the performance date.

The licensed NORPA Bar will be open from 5pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

patron advice

50 minutes no interval.
Suitable for 5+

tickets

Single Tickets
Adult  $38
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+  $34
Under 25  $20

Subscribers
Adult  $30
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+  $25
Under 25  $15

General admission.

Subscription Packages

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Gift Vouchers

A NORPA gift voucher makes the perfect Birthday or Christmas gift. They’re available online here, or call the Box Office on 1300 066 772.

Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

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Photo by Jessica Wyld