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Old Vic Theatre (London, )
(Waterloo) Waterloo Road


Monday: 7.30pm
Tuesday: 7.30pm
Wednesday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Thursday: 7.30pm
Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 2.30pm & 7.30pm

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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.

Review Roundup: See What Critics Had to Say About WISE CHILDRENReview Roundup: See What Critics Had to Say About WISE CHILDREN
by Review Roundups - October 22, 2018

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. Let's see what the critics had to say. (more...)

by Cindy Marcolina - October 18, 2018

Emma Rice is back after her kerfuffle with Shakespeare's Globe, debuting her brand new company with an adaptation of Angela Carter's novel of the same name. After being shown out of the Bard's doors last April, and following the company's funding controversy, she silences doubters by taking up residency at the Old Vic with a gloriously colourful and unashamedly bold first show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For WISE CHILDREN at the Old VicPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For WISE CHILDREN at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - October 5, 2018

Wise Children comes to the Old Vic, produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal. (more...)