Wise Children

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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 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...

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 (The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Rebecca and Brief Encounter) brings her uniquely musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children.

What a joy it is to dance and sing!

 Age Guideline: 14+

Emma Rice Talk - Fri 16 November

Join Emma Rice, former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare's Globe, as she chats about her career to date, as well as discussing her new company, Wise Children, and their first show.

For more information and to book tickets please click here

 

Duration: 2 hours 30mins with interval

In our third OP80 co-production, we are delighted to welcome Emma Rice, one of today’s most iconic theatre directors, with her very first show with new company
Wise Children. Expect spectacle and theatrical beauty in all its forms.
Laura Elliot
Programme Director

 

 

 

Book Tickets

Oxford Playhouse presents The Old Vic and Wise Children production.

Co-produced by Oxford Playhouse with Belgrade Theatre Coventry and York Theatre Royal

By Angela Carter

Adapted and directed by Emma Rice

Age Guideline: 14+

Post Show Talk: Wed

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Full Circle and Enjoy get 50% off a pair of tickets for opening night or Saturday matinee.

undefined tickets available on Thu 15 Nov, 7:30 pm.

  • I cannot imagine anyone who loves theatre not being bowled over by this life-enhancing, brilliantly uninhibited, all-singing and dancing adaptation.
       
    Observer
  • One huge love letter to theatre.
       
    Stage
  • Spectacular. Inventive, smart and saucy.
       
    Guardian
  • An explosion of theatrical glee.
       
    Times
  • An exuberant celebration of theatre.
       
    Financial Times

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    Tue 20 - Sat 24 Nov

    mealspiel are proud to present a radical reimagining of Little Eyolf by Henrik Ibsen.  A boy has gone missing and we have ninety minutes to find him. The Allmer family have moved to the present day. Their son has disappeared. They are working out how to tell their story. Part stand-up comedy, part drama, Little Eyolf asks questions about facts, feelings, and where they intertwine.

  • Dick Whittington & His Cat

    Fri 23 Nov 2018 to Sun 6 Jan 2019

    Following the huge success of Jack and the Beanstalk, join us for a pirate, pussycat and rat-packed panto party! Dick Whittington’s heading to town to seek his fortune – he’s heard the streets are paved with gold. But when he gets there, it’s hard to see the gold beneath the grime and King Rat is out to get him! And that’s just the start of his adventures. With his trusty cat in tow an...

  • The Admirable Crichton

    Tue 27 Nov - Sat 1 Dec

    A wealthy, philanthropic man has his progressive views confronted when he and his children are stranded on a desert island with his most trusted employee, Crichton.  The tables are turned as the natural law of society is left behind and relationships are challenged by desperation. This classic satire from J. M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, is cutting and distressingly relevant in Owlet...

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