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Wise Children

Play - Contemporary

York Theatre Royal, York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7HD

Tel: 01904 623568

Wise Children

About us

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 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.

Emma Rice (Romantics Anonymous; Tristan & Yseult) brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter's great last novel, Wise Children.

What a joy it is to dance and sing!

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