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01 January, 2020 - 06 April, 2020
03 November, 2019
★★★★★ The Guardian
Theatre on the Big Screen
By Angela Carter
Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice
Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019
Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.
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...
Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (★★★★★ Broadway World) Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019
Try our Light Bites Menu available before the Screening
Based on the novel by Angela Carter
Young Peregrine - Sam Archer
Young Melchior - Ankur Bahl
Showgirl Nora - Omari Douglas
Young Nora - Mirabelle Gremaud
Melchior Hazard - Paul Hunter
Showgirl Dora - Melissa James
Young Dora - Bettrys Jones
Wheelchair/Lady Atalanta/ Blue Eyed Boy - Patrycja Kujawska
Nora Chance - Etta Murfitt
Grandma Chance - Katy Owen
Peregrine Hazard - Mike Shepherd
Dora Chance - Gareth Snook
The Band - Stu Barker, Alex Heane & Ian Ross
Director - Emma Rice
Set & Costume Designer - Vicki Mortimer
Composer & Musical Director - Ian Ross
Lighting Design - Malcolm Rippeth
Sound & Video Design - Simon Baker
Choreography - Etta Murfitt
Early Bird: £12.00 - Book early for the best prices!
Standard Tickets: £17.00
Groups of 4: £60.00 (excludes Early Bird offer)
For bookings and advice on accessible seating and wheelchair spaces, please contact the Box Office
01 October, 2019 - 12 October, 2019
28 November, 2019 - 28 November, 2019
29 September, 2019 - 07 October, 2019