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Wise Children

‘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 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 (Romantics Anonymous, Tristan & 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.

‘melancholy yet joyous and inventive’ ★★★★, Evening Standard

‘spectacular. Inventive, smart and saucy’ ★★★★, The Guardian

‘an explosion of theatrical glee’  ★★★★, The Times 

‘Glorious. It’s great to be back on Planet Rice’ ★★★★, Time Out

‘brilliant’ ★★★★, Daily Mail

‘It’s impossible not to be enchanted’ ★★★★,  Radio Times

‘one huge love letter to theatre’ ★★★★, The Stage

Cancellation Policy

No exchanges or refunds

Duration

2 hours 10 minutes plus an interval

Good To Know

You will receive a voucher after purchase. Please print and present on arrival.

The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.

PLEASE NOTE: FOR YOUR COMFORT AND SECURITY, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL CHECKS ON YOUR VISIT TO LONDON THEATRES – WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING WHILE THESE ARE TAKING PLACE.

Suitable For Children

Suitable for ages 14+ (some sexual content, swearing and adult themes throughout)

Times

8th October - 10th November

The Old Vic, London.

Latest customer reviews

  • BRILLIANT

    11 November 2018

    Wise Children was inventive, fun, exhilarating and thought provoking.

    Hannah Jane Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Loved it!

    11 November 2018

    Beautifully staged and acted, full of life, funny & moving. Great.

    Annie Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Cornball humour and cliched.

    9 November 2018

    Very slapstick and cornball humour throughout most of it. Very cliched... sorry, couldnt get into it at all. Very disappointing. Left theatre at intermission

    Anon Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Wise Children

    8 November 2018

    I didn't know what to expect. I had never read the book and my partner, who had read it, suggested the stage show could be good. It was! We both enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining and creatively astounding experience. The entire event was quite wonderful! Top marks!!

    Stephen Crawford Confirmed ticket purchaser