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The cast has been announced for the Royal Court Theatre's upcoming production of Roald Dahl's The Twits which runs at the west London venue from 7 April to 31 May 2015, with an official opening on 14 April 2015.
Adapted by Edna Walsh, the cast for the production includes Jason Watkins (Mr Twit), Monica Dolan (Mrs Twit), Sam Cox (Yorkshire Terrier Man), Cait Davis (Monkey Mum), Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Monkey Daughter), Christine Entwisle (Tattooed Fortune Teller Lady), Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins (Monkey Son), Glyn Pritchard (Monkey Father) and Dwane Walcott (Shy Waltzer Boy).
"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?"
The production will be directed by John Tiffany, with movement by Steven Hoggett, original music by Martin Lowe, design by Chloe Lamford, lighting by Philip Gladwell and sound by Gregory Clarke.
Roald Dahl's The Twits will be accompanied by a full programme of free writing workshops for children and their families designed by Enda Walsh and John Tiffany.
Jason Watkins’s previous credits at the Royal Court include 'Boy Gets Girl', 'King Lear' and 'Rafts and Dreams'. His other theatre credits include 'Strange Interlude', 'Our Class', 'A Laughing Matter', 'She Stoops to Conquer' and 'Inadmissible Evidence' at the National Theatre, and 'Kissing The Pope', 'Plantagenets' and 'The Plain Dealer' for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Monica Dolan’s previous credits at the Royal Court include 'Birth of a Nation', 'Sliding with Suzanne' and 'The Glory of Living'. Other recent theatre credits include 'The Same Deep Water As Me' at the Donmar Warehouse, 'King Lear' and 'The Seagull' for the Royal Shakespeare Company.