Wise Children


Wise Children
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 70th 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. World Premiere (West End). An Old Vic and Wise Children production
Approximate runtime 122minutes.

Performers Sam Archer (Young Peregrine), Ankur Bahl (Young Melchior), Stu Barker (The Band), Omari Douglas (Showgirl Nora), Mirabelle Gremaud (Young Nora), Alex Heane (The Band), Paul Hunter (Melchior), Melissa James (Showgirl Dora), Bettrys Jones (Young Dora), Patrycja Kujawska (Lady Atalanta/Wheelchair), Etta Murfitt (Nora not Mar 26-Apr 6), Emma Rice (Nora Mar 26-Apr 6), Katy Owen (Grandma Chance), Ian Ross (Band Leader), Gareth Snook (Dora), Mike Shepherd (Peregrine).
Author Emma Rice (from the novel by Angela Carter). Producer Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Producer Oxford Playhouse. Producer York Theatre Royal. Adapted by Emma Rice. Director Emma Rice. Design Vicki Mortimer. Other Lyndie Wright (puppetry). Lighting Malcolm Rippeth. Sound Simon Baker. Design Simon Baker (video). Music Ian Ross. Musical Director Ian Ross. Choreographer Etta Murfitt.


Review: Wise Children
26Jan19: Seen at the Bristol Old Vic.


Tour details for Wise Children

Between 26th February 2019 and 6th April 2019 this tour will visit 5 venues in Manchester, York, Chester, Outer London and Coventry. This production has already been seen in 4 venues since 8th October 2018.

Dates for Wise Children (Play) tour

Tue, 26th February 2019 to Sat, 2nd March 2019
  Home Theatre (formerly Cornerhouse), Manchester»

Tue, 5th March 2019 to Sat, 16th March 2019
  Theatre Royal, York»

Tue, 19th March 2019 to Sat, 23rd March 2019
  Storyhouse, Chester»

Tue, 26th March 2019 to Sat, 30th March 2019
  Richmond Theatre, Outer London» {1}

Tue, 2nd April 2019 to Sat, 6th April 2019
  Belgrade Theatre, Coventry» {1}
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Overall: 5.00
jim (15Feb19): completely and utterley brilliant ... 5

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