Wise Children

The Belgrade Theatre Coventry presents The Old Vic and Wise Children production. Co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.

Wise Children

By Angela Carter. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice.

Tuesday 2 to Saturday 6 April 2019

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £19.25 to £27.25 Concessions: From £14.25 to £25.25

For Sale

We are delighted to announce that Emma Rice will be appearing as Nora Chance in all performances of Wise Children at the Belgrade.

‘Let’s have all the skeletons out of the closet, today, of all days!’

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…

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and pain, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand.

Emma Rice (Romantics Anonymous, Tristan & Yseult, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk and Brief Encounter) brings her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children, at the same time launching her new theatre company of the same name.

What a joy it is to dance and sing!

Age Recommendation 14+ Contains some sexual content, strong language and adult themes throughout. Please contact Box Office if you require further details or have any specific concerns about these issues.

Tue 2 Apr 7:30pm
Wed 3 Apr 7:30pm Post-Show Discussion
Thu 4 Apr 2:00pm
Thu 4 Apr 7:30pm Captioned Performance
Fri 5 Apr 7:30pm
Sat 6 Apr 2:00pm Audio Described
Sat 6 Apr 7:30pm


Gloriously colourful and unashamedly bold

Broadway World


Bonkers but brilliant

The Daily Mail


Joyous and inventive

Evening Standard


It’s impossible not to be enchanted

Radio Times


Frequently magical and pleasingly weird

The Stage


Glorious – a controlled explosion of theatrical glee

The Times

New co-productions announced for 2019

Posted by Heather Kincaid on 9th July 2018

This week, we’re hugely excited that tickets have now gone on sale for three new co-productions heading to the Belgrade early next year, including Wise Childre... Read more

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