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Emma Rice's fantastic adaptation of Angela Carter’s great last novel, will tour venues across the UK including Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, York and Coventry after it completes its run at The Old Vic on November 10th. 

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 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.

For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

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