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West End Hit Wise Children Heads To Storyhouse Next Week

‘It is a spectacular show, distilling the carnivalesque spirit of the book…Rice’s relaunch is a splashy one, celebrating the sheer razzle-dazzle of a life in theatre’ The Guardian

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…

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.

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. It aims to create landmark work with exceptional artists, challenge outmoded theatre touring models, train the next generation of creative practitioners, and discover the creative spaces of the future.

As Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe (2016/18), Emma Rice directed Romantics AnonymousTwelfth NightA Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales). For the previous 20 years, she worked for Kneehigh as an actor, director and Artistic Director. This Old Vic and Wise Children production is co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.

Storyhouse has a dynamic pricing policy on the majority of shows, ensuring the earlier you book your tickets, guarantees the best seats at the lowest price.


The online version of the Storyhouse spring season 2019 brochure can be viewed by visiting https://issuu.com/storyhouselive/docs/storyhouse_spring_19



Tuesday 19 March 2019 – Saturday 23 March 2019



Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 7.30pm

Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 2.30pm

Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 7.30pm

Thursday 21 March 2019 at 7.30pm

Friday 22 March 2019 at 7.30pm

Saturday 23 March 2019 at 2.30pm

Saturday 23 March 2019 at 7.30pm

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes plus interval

Tickets: £18.50 – £31.50 (each ticket is subject to a £1.50 booking fee)

Dynamic Pricing: Book early to guarantee cheapest and best seats


Online:            Visit www.storyhouse.com

By Phone:       Call 01244 409 113

In person:       Visit the Ticket Kiosks at Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR