Reality Check: Twisted Tales

Reality Check: Twisted Tales

Currently on stage at the Lyric, Hammersmith until 28th February is Jeremy Dyson’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s “Twisted Tales”, combining five of his black comedy short stories into an eighty minute play about man’s inhumanity to man and the awkwardness of commuting… In a Q and A recorded after a performance of the production, cast members Jonathan Danciger, Nick Fletcher, Selina Griffiths, Alexandra Maher, Larry McCartney, George Rainsford and Trevor White discuss their love of Dahl, the delicate art of getting the tone right as one tongue in cheek tale rubs up against another that is genuinely disturbing, and playing multiple roles within the production. Tales by Roald Dahl adapted for the production include The Landlady, William and Mary, Galloping Foxley, Man from the South and Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat… (Originally broadcast as part of a Clear Spot on Resonance FM)

George Rainsford and Jonathan Danciger in Twisted Tales plus the opening paragraph of The Landlady by Roald Dahl

George Rainsford and Jonathan Danciger in Twisted Tales plus the opening paragraph of The Landlady by Roald Dahl

(Twisted Tales goes on tour to Newcastle in March and Liverpool in April)

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Links: More info about Twisted Tales at the Lyric, Hammersmith
Wikipedia page on Roald Dahl
Observer review of the production
Read The Landlady by Roald Dahl at
Roald Dahl official website and fan site

Recommended events:

Upcoming screenings at the Alibi, Dalston

Alibi Film club…

Feb 28th // Total Recall
March 7th // Saw
March 14th // Mean Girls
March 21st // Bad Lieutenant
March 28th // Evil Dead

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The Alibi, 91 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, London E8 2PB
FREE, Mondays from 8pm

Young Graphic Novel Festival, Islington

Childrens’ workshops:

Gary Northfield – Thursday February 24, 10.30am – 12, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
John Barnes Library, 275 Camden Rd., N7 0JN 020 7527 7900
+ Thursday February 24, 2.30pm – 4, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
Finsbury Library, 245 St. John St., EC1V 4NB 020 7527 7960

Sally Kindberg – Saturday February 26 ,11am – 12, Ages 8 – 11, 10 places
North Library, Manor Gardens, N7 6JX 020 7527 7840
More info:

Glenn Baxter in Cork Street
Beloved British newspaper cartoonist Glenn Baxter has a new exhibition in London of his inimical one panel gags of whimsy and surrealism.
Flowers Central Gallery, 21 Cork Street London W1S 3LZ
8th Feb – 3rd March 2011
More info at: and