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Wise Children

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry presents the Old Vic and Wise Children production. Co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.

Wise Children

By Angela Carter. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice.

Tuesday 2 to Saturday 16 April 2019

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £19.25 to £27.25 Concessions: From £14.25 to £25.25

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‘Let’s have all the skeletons out of the closet, today, of all days!’

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.

What a joy it is to dance and sing!

Age Recommendation 14+

Tue 2 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Wed 3 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Thu 4 Apr 2:00pm Book Tickets
Thu 4 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Fri 5 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Sat 6 Apr 2:00pm Book Tickets
Sat 6 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets

New co-productions announced for 2019

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 9th July 2018

This week, we’re hugely excited that tickets have now gone on sale for three new co-productions heading to the Belgrade early next year, including Wise Childre... Read more

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