Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


Brace yourself for wormy spaghetti, bird pie and dirty beards when Roald Dahl’s nastiest couple, Mr. & Mrs. Twit head to the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre (MECC) this August.

Known for their recent touring productions of Jane Eyre (2022) and Animal Farm (2021), shake & stir theatre co return with their daring adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Twits.

Packed with Dahlicious mischief, hilarious mayhem and big belly laughs, the performance promises a visually spectacular production that will delight and disgust, in equal measure.

Co-Artistic Director of shake & stir theatre co Ross Balbuziente, expressed his excitement in directing the show.

“It’s a passion for us at Shake & Stir Theatre Co to use Dahl’s books as inspiration for reimagined theatre works for audiences of every age to enjoy.” Mr Balbuziente said.

Shake & Stir Theatre Co’s Roald Dahl productions have been seen by over 200,000 people across Australia and New Zealand and have played sold out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne and QPAC.

Manager of MECC & Events, Andrew Bobeldyk encourages Mackay locals to take up the opportunity to see the award-winning theatre company in action.

“We are thrilled to welcome back Shake & Stir Theatre Co to the MECC as part of the DBCT Kids’ Theatre Season,” Mr Bobeldyk said.

“Shake & Stir is known for its exceptional stage productions, it’s an electrifying experience that one has to see to believe,” Mr Bobeldyk continued.

The MECC will host two performances of The Twits on 22 August, with the daytime performance already close to full capacity.

You’ve read the book - now experience the eye-popping stage adaptation from the wacky mind of the world’s number one storyteller. You won't believe your (glass) eyes.

What: DBCT Kids’ Theatre Season 2023 Shake & Stir Theatre Co presents ROALD DAHL’S THE TWITS Adapted for the stage by Shake & Stir Theatre Co

When: Tuesday 22 August – 12.30pm & 6pm

Where: MECC Auditorium


Shake & Stir Theatre Co are bringing Roald Dahl's The Twits to Mackay this August

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