Emma Rice's exuberant production comes to iPlayer as part of BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine programme

Following its UK tour in Spring 2019, we’re delighted to announce that our critically acclaimed co-production Wise Children is now available to stream on BBC iPlayer as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine programme.

Co-produced by Wise Children, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, The Old Vic, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal, Wise Children sees director Emma Rice bring her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s last great novel. It was her first new production since leaving her role as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, and marked the debut of her new production company of the same name.

Filmed at York Theatre Royal with support from The Space during its UK tour, this “big bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak” will be available on iPlayer for three months, and will also air on BBC Four in May 2020 – date still to be announced.

Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief, mistaken identity and butterflies by the thousand in this spectacular celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope.