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Wise Children - Encore Screening

03 November, 2019

★★★★★ The Guardian

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

Theatre on the Big Screen

Wise Children - Encore Screening

Sun 3 Nov 2019 3pm at NST City (Studio)

By Angela Carter

Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice

Certificate: 15

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

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Based on the novel by Angela Carter

Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice


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



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