Roald Dahl's 'The Twits' to be adapted for the stage
At the Royal Court Theatre, London
The play is set to debut on April 7 2015, and will follow the path of other acclaimed Dahl-inspired stage adaptations including Matilda and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, which are already being shown in London's West End.
The story revolves around a despicable couple, Mr. and Mrs. Twit, and their abuse towards their pets and other animals, with a specific chapter referring to a family of monkeys that were trapped in a cage and forced to stand on their heads.
The book begins with the line "What a lot of hairy-faced men there are around nowadays!" which is a reference to the author's dislike for beards, which apparently was the inspiration behind the story.