Multi award winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to
Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of
theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family,
forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking
the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.
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...
Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all singing and dancing show
opened to a raft of 4 and 5 star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed
by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was
filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’
(★★★★★ Broadway World)
★★★★★ ‘Fantastic. Life enhancing, brilliantly uninhibited, all singing and dancing... Stars? I’m not sure why you would stop at five.' The Observer
Runtime includes one interval.