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Wise Children archiveIt'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

Cast/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)

Creatives/Company

Author: Emma Rice (from the novel by Angela Carter)
Producer(s): Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse, York Theatre Royal
Adapted by: Emma Rice
Director: Emma Rice
Design(s): Vicki Mortimer, Simon Baker (video)
Other: Lyndie Wright (puppetry)
Lighting: Malcolm Rippeth
Sound: Simon Baker
Music: Ian Ross
Musical Director: Ian Ross
Choreographer: Etta Murfitt
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Wise Children

Wise Children (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01597101879. Details of all Wise Children archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1803407592

Archive Listings

2 Apr 19
to
6 Apr 19
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
West Midlands
26 Mar 19
to
30 Mar 19
Richmond Theatre
Outer London
Greater London
19 Mar 19
to
23 Mar 19
Storyhouse
Chester
Cheshire
5 Mar 19
to
16 Mar 19
Theatre Royal
York
North Yorkshire
26 Feb 19
to
2 Mar 19
Home Theatre
Manchester
Greater Manchester
23 Jan 19
to
16 Feb 19
Bristol Old Vic
Bristol
City of Bristol
20 Nov 18
to
24 Nov 18
Arts Theatre
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
13 Nov 18
to
17 Nov 18
The Playhouse
Oxford
Oxfordshire
8 Oct 18
to
10 Nov 18
Old Vic Theatre
West End
Greater London

UKTW News/Reviews

News:
31Mar19:
News:
15Feb19:
Wise Children review
26Jan19: Seen at the Bristol Old Vic.
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User Reviews

Alan Jones (31Mar19): It’s what going to the Theatre is all about great show
jim (15Feb19): completely and utterley brilliant ...

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