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Wise Children

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Emma Rice from Angela Carter

Published by Oberon

Large Mixed Cast
"Let's have all the skeletons out of the closet, today, of all days!"

It's 23 April, Shakespeare's birthday

And 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 in fact their real father

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope

Expect an extravaganza of Show Girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity

And butterflies by the thousand

Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter's great last novel, Wise Children, launching her new theatre company of the same name and its London residency at The Old Vic.

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