Full casting announced for Emma Rice’s ‘Wise Children’ at The Old Vic

The Old Vic and Wise Children have today announced full casting for director Emma Rice‘s forthcoming world premiere production of Wise Children, which begins previews at The Old Vic Theatre, London, on 8 October 2018.

Adapted by Emma Rice from Angela Carter‘s acclaimed final novel of the same name, the cast will include Sam Archer, Ankur Bahl, Stu Barker, Omari Douglas, Mirabelle Gremaud, Alex Heane, Paul Hunter, Melissa James, Bettrys Jones, Patrycja Kujawska, Etta Murfitt, Katy Owen, Ian Ross, Gareth Snook and Mike Shepherd.

 Wise Children is co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.



‘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 thesame 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 heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand.


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