Twist, my stage comedy mystery thriller originally produced at the Pentameters Theatre in London, is a six hander - 3 men and 3 women and uses one set of a London apartment.
David Woods is a mild-mannered accountant who sees a sensational way of making a fortune by writing a kiss-and-tell biography about his venomous wife, Sarah, the nation's favourite actress from the hit soap Doctors and Nurses.
He then realises that his book will do even better if she is murdered first! Unfortunately a few obstacles get in his way...
Twist is a hilarious spoof of the much-loved theatrical thriller where nobody is what they seem and nothing is what it should be!
With all the ingredients you’d expect of a first class thriller, the cunning twists and turns will take you on a corkscrew ride of suspense and excitement.
And just when you think you know what’s going to happen next, think again, as Twist catches you out one more time before the breath-taking denouement.
Twist received its premiere 2018 UK tour by the Baroque Theatre Company. Produced by Claire Bibby, directed by Adam Morley and starring Clive Greenwood, Thea Balich, Ellis J. Wells, and Claire Bibby.
Read interviews about Twist here and here.
Some productions of Twist
“This comedy thriller is a mysterious and hilarious tale where
nobody is what they seem, and nothing is what it should be. Twist
will take you on a whirlwind ride that will have you at the edge of
your seat till the very end. Prepare for mystery and all the twists you could imagine!”
Visit Port Aransas
Visit the Port Aransas, Texas, Community Theatre website here.
“The drawing room thriller has entertained audiences for decades and in Twist, the cast encounter every obstacle with an inspector who proves to be as tenacious as Columbo.”
Neil Marr, Twist, Toronto
“... a well-crafted mystery that keeps the audience guessing to the
Angela Stewart, Twist, Toronto
“Twist continually subverts audience expectations right to the end.”
Paul Rose, Twist, Toronto
Visit the Markham Little Theatre website here.
“... Catch this hilarious show ... some people saw it more than
once. So much fun!”
“... We so enjoyed Twist - what a hoot!”
Visit the North Vancouver Community Players website here.
“... a well-crafted hair-raising thriller and absorbing action packed play.”
“... enjoyable evening’s entertainment with more twists, cover-ups and surprises than a Conservative lockdown Christmas party.”
Jeff Grant, Behind the Arras.
Read the full review of the Rose Theatre 2022 production here.
“... Sarah, a soap star, is an unpleasant, unsupportive wife to David who plots revenge.”
“... the title is very apt as there are many ‘twists’ as the play unfolds. Nothing and no-one is as they appear!”
Read about the 2022 Radcliffe-on-Trent production here.
“... a catalyst for a murderfest with a body count that makes Midsomer Murders quite pedestrian by comparison.”
“... a solid entertaining play with a clever script which will have
you both chuckling and chasing whole shoals of red herrings.”
Roger Clarke, Behind the Arras.
Read the full review of the Grange Playhouse 2019 production here.
“... a classic thriller that catches you out again and again with
laughs in all the right places, murder in all the wrong places, and
long lines at the box office.”
John Beausoleil, Twist premiere, USA.
Visit the Rogue Theatre, Massachusetts website here.
“Miles Tredinnick has loaded up his Agatha-Christie-on-steroids comedy with any number of plot contortions to delight and
confound his audiences.”
Peter Maddern, Kryztoff RAW.
Read the full review of the Adelaide production here.
“... a most entertaining play with twists and turns that repeatedly caught the audience out ... well performed and directed.”
James R. Williams.
Visit the Tugun Theatre, Gold Coast website here.
“... poignant and just slightly sinister ...”
“... a great evening’s entertainment and certainly there were so
many twists and turns in the storyline. The audience enjoyed the
production very much, as I did.”
Read the full NODA review of the Clacton production here.
“... one of the best murder mysteries we’ve seen on our stage with perfectly-paced action, hysterical characters and clever plot twists! This British comedy-mystery is enjoyable at every turn.”
Little Colonel Playhouse, Kentucky, USA.
Visit the Little Colonel Playhouse website here.
“... a story packed with unpredictability, slumped dead bodies, suspense and surprise and hilarity.”
“... fast moving, frenzied pace, almost manic at times.”
Jean Beard, NODA.
Read the NODA review of the Grange Playhouse production here.
“Miles Tredinnick has a habit of throwing characters completely
off their predestined path with sometimes catastrophic results.
He manipulates them into doing things they never normally would. Twist is blacker than dark but also very funny.”
Cass Montgomerie, Twist premiere, Australia.
Visit the Toowoomba Repertory Theatre website here.
“... a play you would never want to miss ...”
“... one of the most thrilling plays in the history of PATS ...”
Visit St. Patrick’s Thespians Society, Karachi here.
“... packed with exciting turns and funny lines.”
“... gales of laughter, you’ll be on the edge of your seat.”
Len Hirst & Holly Lawless, Twist premiere, Canada.
Visit the Bay of Quinte Community Players website here.
“... the ending of the opening act left the whole of the audience fascinated, and talking about it, throughout the interval.”
Birmingham & District Theatre Guild.
Read the full review of the Grange Playhouse production here.
For information about stage rights or to read Twist contact Josef Weinberger Plays here.