Muggle from Another Mother
Stage / Roald Dahl–you know, the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory–also penned a fanciful, albeit subversive tale called The Twits, about a grotesque old couple bent on capturing Muggle-Wumps from an exotic, faraway, tropical forest to turn them into a circus act.
Professional voice actor John Gruhler plays the narrator (on stilts!) accompanied by a highly trained and talented cast and crew of local professionals, including three members of Hawaii Theatre Center’s Junior Ensemble as the loveable Muggle-Wumps. Members of the Hawaii Theatre Young Actors Ensemble are puppeteers, portraying birds and rainforest critters.
Nicole Tessier plays Roly-Poly Bird, the foil to the Twits and leader of the feathered saviors.
With singing, dancing, slapstick comedy and a circus design concept influenced by Quentin Blake’s illustrations from the original book, Guest Director Stephanie Conching says The Twits will “offer an entry into the magical world” of Dahl.