'Robot Song' and 'The Twits' coming to The Art House, Wyong

GROTESQUE FUN: Roald Dahls 'The Twits' has been adapted for the stage by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. It features world-class puppetry. Picture: Supplied
GROTESQUE FUN: Roald Dahls 'The Twits' has been adapted for the stage by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre. It features world-class puppetry. Picture: Supplied

THE Art House in Wyong will host two shows for families this month which promise plenty of laughs and maybe even a life lesson or two for young theatre goers.

This Thursday, July 11, at 10am and 1pm, the theatre's studio room will host performances of the musical comedy Robot Song.

When the arm of a giant robot appears on Juniper's doorstep, her 11-year-old world is turned upside down.

Embarking on an unexpected journey to find the rest of its body, Juniper discovers bringing the robot to life is the easy part. Next she must attempt the impossible... teach it how to feel.

Incorporating live animation, video and performance, Robot Song follows the journey of a young girl on the autism spectrum learning to understand her unique way of relating to the world.

Through the help of a giant robot and a deep love of singing, Juniper discovers that life doesn't always turn out the way you plan: sometimes it's much, much better.

Robot Song - at The Art House, Wyong

Parents report being moved by the musical's heart, and the central message that being different is a strength. But it's also full of humour and laugh-out-loud moments, too.

The show is pitched at children aged 8 to 12.

Tickets for Robot Song cost $20 for adults, and $15 for children ($62 for a family of four).

Then, on Thursday, July 25, Roald Dahl's The Twits arrives for four performances at The Art House, over three days.

It's a new adaptation by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre that is sure to tickle funny bones.

The Twits is Roald Dahl in his purest form - unsentimental, grotesque and a lot of fun.

Dive into the world of grumpy old couple Mr and Mrs Twit, who haven't had a good thought or done a kind thing in years.

They like nothing more than dreaming up terrible tricks to play on each other. Mrs Twit puts worms in Mr Twit's spaghetti. Mr Twit convinces Mrs Twit that she has the dreaded shrinks.

Who will bring The Twits to justice?

The show combines puppetry and high-energy physical theatre, and suits children aged 5 and older.

Tickets for The Twits cost $25 for adults, and $20 for children ($70 for a family of four).

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