Wise Children

Emma Rice directs Angela Carter's seminal novel Running from
Next event: Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 7.30pm
  • £18.50 - £31.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)
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  • Storyhouse Theatre

‘Let’s have all the skeletons out of the closet, today, of all days!’

It’s 23 April, Shakespeare’s birthday.

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father and greatest actor of his generation Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all…

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand.

Emma Rice (Romantics AnonymousTristan & Yseult, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and Brief Encounter) brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children.

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An Old Vic and Wise Children production
Co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal

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Upcoming events

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