Wise Children

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‘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 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.

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, launching her new theatre company of the same name and its London residency at The Old Vic.

Categories: 
Wise Children Child Policy:
14+
By:
Angela Carter, adapted by Emma Rice
Producer:
An Old Vic and Wise Children production
Director:
Emma Rice
Wise Children Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Monday, 8 October, 2018
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
Available from: 
Friday, 12 October, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 10 November, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 10 November, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Old Vic Theatre

Address:
103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

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