Wise Children

July 2018
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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 informtaion and to book tickets please click here

 

  • Tue 13 Nov 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Wed 14 Nov 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Thu 15 Nov 2:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Thu 15 Nov 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Fri 16 Nov 8:00 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 17 Nov 2:30 PM Audio Described

    Audio described performances are designed for blind or partially sighted audience members. Via headphones, a live narrator describes the action in the pauses between the onstage dialogue.  Touch tours accompany audio described performances

    £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 17 Nov 7:30 PM £30.00/£21.00/£15.00/£10.00

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

  • Tue 13 November 7:30 PM
  • Wed 14 November 7:30 PM
  • Thu 15 November 2:30 PM
  • Thu 15 November 7:30 PM
  • Fri 16 November 8:00 PM
  • Sat 17 November 2:30 PM
  • Sat 17 November 7:30 PM

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.

  • 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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