Wise Children (15)
By Angela Carter | Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice | Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019
Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new play. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre’ (★★★★★ Broadway World) performed by a talented ensemble cast. A celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, this colourful all-singing and dancing show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.
★★★★★ ‘Fantastic. Life-enhancing, brilliantly uninhibited, all-singing and dancing… Stars? I’m not sure why you would stop at five.’ The Observer
★★★★ ‘An explosion of theatrical glee’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Bonkers but brilliant, a very English Rice pudding’ Daily Mail
(15) | Running time: 150 minutes (one interval)