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Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic

'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 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.

Suitable for ages 14+.

To mark the launch of the company, Wise Children have provided free tickets for tomorrow's final dress rehearsal at The Old Vic.

www.OldVicTheatre.com | 0844 871 7628

Photo Credit: Steve Tanner

Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic
Grandma Chance (Katy Owen), Nora (Etta Murfitt) and Dora (Gareth Snook)

Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic
Melchoir (Paul Hunter), Showgirl Dora (Melissa James) and Showgirl Nora (Omari Douglas)

Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic
Showgirl Dora (Melissa James) and Showgirl Nora (Omari Douglas)

Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic
Showgirl Dora (Melissa James) and Showgirl Nora (Omari Douglas)

Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic
Showgirl Dora (Melissa James) and Showgirl Nora (Omari Douglas)

Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic
Showgirl Nora (Omari Douglas)

Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic

Photos: First Look at WISE CHILIDREN at The Old Vic
Young Dora (Bettrys Jones), Grandma Chance (Katy Owen) and Young Nora (Mirabelle Gremaud)


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