The Unicorn is launching a brand-new theatrical reading of one of Roald Dahl’s best-loved books about a most despicable couple, The Twits, the clever Muggle-Wump and the magnificent Roly-Poly Bird.
Performed by storytellers Martina Laird and Zubin Varla, this unabridged reading is reimagined by director Ned Bennett together with the creative team from his award-winning production of Equus at Royal Stratford East in 2019. Filmed in the Unicorn’s theatre, this promises to be gleeful, gunge-filled digital storytelling aimed at children aged 6 – 12.
Roald Dahl’s The Twits will be released for free on Saturday 5 September 2020 at 10am and streamed on the Unicorn’s YouTube channel and The Guardian’s website. The story is split up across three 20-minute episodes but will be released all at once so that young audiences can enjoy them whenever, and wherever they want.
Unicorn Online has been made possible with the generous support of the Backstage Trust and Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Roald Dahl’s The Twits is streamed in partnership with The Guardian.
Saturday 5 September at 10am until Monday 30 November 2020
Main image credit: ©RDSC/ QB 2020