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Wise Children

Tue Mar 5 @ 7.30 pm - Sat Mar 16 @ 7.30 pm

£15 – £35

Tues 5 March-Sat 16 March @ 7.30pm
2pm Thurs matinee; 2.30pm Saturday matinee

‘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.

An Old Vic and Wise Children production

Co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.

Age Recommendations: 14+

Warning: sexual content, swearing and adult themes throughout


Tue Mar 5 @ 7.30 pm
Sat Mar 16 @ 7.30 pm
£15 – £35
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York Theatre Royal

York Theatre Royal
York Theatre Royal, St Leonard's Place
York, YO1 7HD
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