NT Live Encore: Wise Children
The glorious, riotous celebration of show business, family, hope, scandal and mischief that everyone was talking about last year!
From multi award-winning Director Emma Rice (former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe) and based on the Angela Carter’s last novel, this will be an afternoon of award-winning theatrical joy and heartbreak.
In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance - twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. 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...
Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. It was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal.