Casting has been announced for Emma Rice’s first production with her new company since her departure from Shakespeare’s Globe, Wise Children, which will run at the Old Vic. Wise Children, which is the name of both the play and her new company, has been adapted and will be directed by Rice. It is based on the Angela Carter novel which tells of identical twin chorus girls Dora and Nora Chance, and their theatrical family. It will run at the Old Vic from 8th October, with an official opening night on 17th October.
The dazzling theatre magician that is Emma Rice has just conjured the latest chapter, in every sense, of her compelling and revolutionary adventures in theatreland. From Kneehigh, the touring company based in Cornwall which propelled her to the National, the West End and Broadway, to her sadly abbreviated tenure at the helm of Shakespeare's Globe, she is a bold and brilliant theatremaker, who... Read more