Angela Carter’s novel Wise Children comes to Home Manchester in a theatre production adapted and directed by Emma Rice.

The world premiere production is brought to Home Manchester by Wise Children and The Old Vic, co-produced by Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.

What is Wise Children about?

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…

Wise Children is a big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak.  The production celebrates show business, family, forgiveness and hope.  Expect the unexpected with show girls and Shakespear, sex and scandal, music, mischief, mistaken identity and bufferflies by the thousand.

Who appears in Wise Children at Home Manchester?

The cast comprises Sam Archer (young Peregrine), Mike Shepherd (Peregrine), Ankur Bahl (young Melchior), Omari Douglas (showgirl Nora), Melissa James (Showgirl Dora), Paul Hunter (Melchior), Mirabelle Gremaud (young Nora), Bettrys Jones (young Dora) , Gareth Snook (Dora), Patrycja Kujawska (Lady Atalanta), Etta Murfitt (Nora), and Katy Owen (Grandma Chance). The band is made up of Ian Ross, Stu Barker, and Alex Heane.

When does Wise Children run at Home Manchester?

Wise Children runs at Home Manchester from Tuesday 26 February 2019 until Saturday 2 March 2019.  Tickets are priced £10-£29 with concessions available.

Wise Children contains strong language, sexual content and adult themes and is not suitable for people under 14.