Dinner Theater Inspired by Roald Dahl’s The Twits Is Not for the Squeamish

Michele Debczak
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Roald Dahl’s The Twits is not the best thing to read before sitting down for a meal. The classic children’s book features bird pie, worm spaghetti, and an unruly beard that doubles as a pantry. But this fall, It’s Nice That reports that the material will be used as inspiration for an immersive dining experience.

Dinner at the Twits’, a collaboration between designers Bompas & Parr and theater company Les Enfants Terrible, will run from September 4 to October 30 at The Vaults in London. Throughout the 90-minute show, guests will be treated to cocktails, a three-course meal, and interactive performances from Mr. and Mrs. Twit themselves. The dinner, as the event’s description reads, is “not for the faint of heart or soft of stomach.” The menu includes “curious canapes, bristling bird pie and perilous pudding prepared by Mrs. Twit and the Muggle-Wumps at Bompas & Parr.”

Dinner at the Twits’ won’t mark the first time the book has been adapted for a live audience: Playwright David Wood’s version hit the stage in 2007. No stomach-churning delicacies were included with the admission price that time around.

[h/t It’s Nice That]

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