Dahl's Twisted Tales Transfers to Playhouse
Date: 4 March 2011
After creating tales for Ghost Stories, his stage collaboration with Andy Nyman, now playing at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre, “master of the macabre” Jeremy Dyson has turned his attention to the short stories Roald Dahl wrote for adults to reveal the original author’s “twisted imagination and full malevolence”.
Polly Findlay directs the latest co-production between the Lyric and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse. Whereas Ghost Stories ran in Liverpool prior to the Lyric, Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales opened in London first and it transfers the Liverpool Playhouse at the end of this month. The cast will feature: Nick Fletcher (The White Guard, NT); Selina Griffiths (After Life, NT, BBC’s Cranford); Alexandra Maher (Our Country’s Good, Watermill); George Rainsford (Days of Significance, RSC); Trevor White (Red Bud, Royal Court) and in the role of the young boy Jonathan Danciger (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Larry McCartney (Thyestes, Arcola).
According to press material: "In Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales nothing is quite as it seems; pleasant old ladies have sinister hobbies, widows seek sweet revenge on the recently departed and a simple gambling game has alarmingly high stakes. Expect the unexpected."
Twisted Tales runs at the Liverpool Playhouse from 30 March - 3 April
- by Glenn Meads
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