Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be immersed in the world of a beloved Roald Dahl novel?
As the country celebrates what would have been the 100th Birthday of one of its finest writers next month, London is getting a brand new addition to its already excellent catalogue of Roald Dahl stage adaptations. Alongside the West End musicals of Matildaand Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which boast a total of nine Olivier Awards between them, the creative minds behind such immersive hits as Alice's Adventures Underground and The Game's Afoot have now turned their attention for the very first time to a Dahl classic. The company which goes by the name of Les Enfants Terribles will once again take over The Vaultsat Waterloo, but this time we are not only part of the action... we are dining guests!
Dinner at The Twitsis a dining experience like no other and marks the very first time a Dahl novel has been adapted specifically for adults. We are promised "a banquet of deliciously disgusting dishes" with alcoholic beverages (that may or may not have the odd glass eye floating about in them), all whilst being entertained by "the worst hosts ever." The last time the disgraceful duo of Mr & Mrs Twit (dis)graced the London stage was in Enda Walsh's stage adaptation at the Royal Court, which ran from 7th April to 31st May 2015 and featured Jason Watkins and Monica Dolan in the titular roles, under the direction of John Tiffany. Performances for Dinner at The Twitsrun from 20th August through to 12th November 2016, which means by the 13th September - the 100th anniversary of Dahl's birth - he will be honoured by three theatrical pieces in London.
Les Enfants Terribles have teamed up with Bompas & Parr to create the gastronomy for the production, which I can confirm will include the Twits' famous bird pie! So if you are bored of your local restaurants and take-aways and eager to experience a dinner you won't likely forget, why not book a ticket for Dinner at The Twitsand be a part of one of your favourite childhood novels? Bearded patrons can always take a leaf out of Mr Twit's book and use their facial hair as a doggy bag, storing some treats in there for later consumption!