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 pain, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, 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, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, at the same time launching her new theatre company of the same name.
Pre-show talks (booking essential on 01223 503333)
Tuesday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£29/£34/£39*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £20/£29/£34*
*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee