Roald Dahl's The Twits - The PumpHouse Theatre

Dates and times

Gala Opening
Sat 25th Sept, 5:00 pm

Schools, ECCs and Home School Groups (public also welcome)
Mon 27th Sept - Fri 1st Oct, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm

General Public
Sat 2nd Oct - Sat 16th Oct, 10:30 am and 1:00 pm; No shows Sunday


The PumpHouse Theatre


A Reserve
Adult $29, Child $29, Senior $26, Family of 4+ $26 each, Friends of The PumpHouse $26, Group rates available

B Reserve
Adult $26, Child $26, Senior $23, Family of 4+ $23 each, Friends of The PumpHouse $23, Balcony Restricted View $22, Group rates available

Educational Groups
From $12 per person

Additional fees

Each booking attracts a Booking Fee of $5.00 per booking and a Card Processing Fee of 2.5 percent

Join Friends of The PumpHouse and pay no booking fees on ticket purchases.

How to get tickets

Buy tickets online via the red buttons below.


⚠️ Unfortunately the season of The Twits has been impacted by Covid-19.  If you hold tickets for this event, Tim Bray Theatre Company will be in touch with details about what happens next.

Celebrating 30 years of professional children’s theatre, Tim Bray Theatre Company presents:

Roald Dahl’s The Twits

Adapted for the stage by Tim Bray / Songs by Christine White

🎭 Created for Ages: 5-10
⏱ Show Run Time: 50 mins

Accessible performances available:
NZ Sign Language Interpreted
Audio Described
Sensory Relaxed

A delicious Roald Dahl creation. Mr. and Mrs. Twit are nasty and love playing tricks on each other. The things they get up to are a sight to behold! Would you like a glass eyeball in your drink? How about some worms in your spaghetti? Who doesn’t like a slimy frog in their bed? And would you believe how they make their favourite treat, Wednesday Bird Pie….it’s a sticky idea. Their antics will have you gasping in amusement and giggling along.

But when Mr. Twit turns his nasty attention to creating the World’s First Upside-Down Monkey Circus with Muggle-Wump the monkey, things get turned upside down and the Twits get a dose of their own nasty ways.

“Tim Bray has directed another engaging piece of old-school family theatre… Plenty of clever jokes, stupid jokes, audience participation games and sing-along numbers make for a fulfilling hour’s theatre”. Nik Smythe, Theatreview (2008)

Costume Parade

Dress up in character! We love to see imaginations running wild and encourage our young audience to dress up as their favourite Margaret Mahy character. We will take a moment to show off the costumes onstage with a parade at the start of the performance (Note: School holiday and Saturday shows only).

Gift a Seat

When you make your booking you may like to donate to Gift a Seat™. Gift a Seat™ allows Tim Bray Theatre Company to offer free seats to a child from a low decile school, Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education, BLENNZ (Blind and Low Vision Education Network of NZ), or Make-A-Wish (NZ).

Gift a Seat™ – where you can make a difference to children by letting them experience the joys of live theatre.

Tim Bray Theatre Company, administered by The Operating Theatre Trust (a registered charitable trust CC26517)

Auckland’s leading theatre for children

Awarded the 2020 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All Award

Presented By