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'Wise Children' coming soon to the Belgrade Theatre

Published Thursday, 07 March 2019

Emma Rice (former Joint Artistic Director of the acclaimed Kneehigh) is bringing her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, at the Belgrade Theatre between 2 – 6 April, 2019.

Wise children

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…

Emma Rice will be starring as Nora Chance during the show’s run at the Belgrade Theatre, one of only two venues she will be performing in during the tour.

The Belgrade Theatre is offering local schools £13.50 tickets and one free teacher ticket for every ten seats booked.

There will also be a Post-Show Q&A following the 7.30pm performance on Weds 3 April.

Wise Children contains some sexual content, strong language and adult themes throughout. Recommended for audiences ages 14+.

The show is accompanied by an education pack for follow-up work in the classroom. Workshops exploring physical theatre, circus and choreography, led by the creative team, are available to book. For more information please contact Danielle at

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