Wise Children recently announced the tour of their inaugural production – an adaptation of Angela Carter’s “Wise Children.” Following the world premiere at The Old Vic (an independent not-for-profit theatre) who co-produced with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre
Royal, the production will tour to venues across the UK including Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, York and Coventry.
To mark the launch of the company, tickets for final dress rehearsal at The Old Vic will be available free. Tickets will be available through a lottery via Wise Children’s website.
“Also announced are further details of the company’s School for Wise Children – a new training and apprenticeship scheme. The scheme aims to develop skills across the sector, training independent artists and diversifying the creative workforce. All courses will be affordable and 50% of places will be
available free, either to people receiving means-tested benefits, or through referrals from partner organisations. The company is working towards accreditation for courses and the scheduling will be sensitive to artists who need to subsidise their training by working alongside it,” says the official
Created and led by Emma Rice, with Executive Director Judith Dimant and Executive Producer Poppy Keeling, Wise Children is an Arts Council, National Portfolio Organisation for 2018-22. Based in Spike Island in Bristol, Wise Children creates and produces world-class, innovative ensemble theater; a
culmination of the process and ethos Emma has developed over her theatrical career.
The show, an adaptation of Angela Carter’s iconic novel “Wise Children,” has just gone on sale at The Old Vic in London. “To mark this historic moment we’ve decided to open up the final dress rehearsal to our
friends and supporters. It will be our first ever public performance, and we want you to be there to start us off with a bang. All the tickets will be available for free!,” says Emma Rice on Wise Children according to the official release. “We feel incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such goodwill and to
be embraced by our home, the South West!” adds Rice.
The production will be on stage from October 8, 2018 through November 10, 2018 at The Old Vic before moving to other venues.