Full casting has been announced for Emma Rice’s forthcoming production of Wise Children at The Old Vic Theatre.
The cast features Sam Archer, Ankur Bahl, Stu Barker, Omari Douglas, Mirabelle Gremaud, Alex Heane, Paul Hunter, Melissa James, Bettrys Jones, Patrycja Kujawska, Etta Murfitt, Katy Owen, Ian Ross, Gareth Snook and Mike Shepherd.
Rice has adapted Angela Carter’s great last novel about show business, family, forgiveness and hope into a big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak.
Audience members are advised to expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand.
The show is the inaugural production of Rice’s new theatre company, also called Wise Children, following her shock departure as Artistic Director at Shakespeare’s Globe. Wise Children will receive its world premiere at the Young Vic Theatre this October prior to a UK tour.
Wise Children is booking from 8 October 2018 until 10 November 2018 at the Old Vic Theatre, London.