Recorded Live at the Theatre Royal York
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 brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, launching her new theatre company of the same name and its London residency at The Old Vic.

An Old Vic and Wise Children production.

Co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.

WISE CHILDREN

Performance information

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

The details below are for the only performance of WISE CHILDREN

Date Time Pricing
Thursday
31 Oct
19.00 until
21.30ish
Standard £15.00
U16/Student £14.00
Over 65 £14.00
Benefit Claimant £14.00

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