Review: Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights (Touring)

*Spoiler alert: if you don’t know the fate of Brontë’s characters and you don’t want to know in advance, you may want to abandon ship now…* Wednesday 10th November 2021 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In Emma Rice’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s gorgeous Wuthering Heights, we lose a housekeeper and gain a chorus: The Moor... Continue Reading →

Interview: Lucy McCormick & Ash Hunter Talk Wise Children’s “Wuthering Heights”

Following the flurry of A*s and 5*s for “Malory Towers” back in 2019, Wise Children are heading back to York’s Theatre Royal this month. This time they’re bringing us an adaptation of Emily Brontë’s superbly dramatic “Wuthering Heights”, and with Emma Rice at the helm, the promise of epic theatricality can be heard on the... Continue Reading →

Interview: York Theatre Royal’s Tom Bird on Working in the Industry, Theatre for All & Making the Tough Decisions

After a twelve year stint on the London theatre scene, Tom Bird has recently taken the leap from Executive Producer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to Executive Director at York Theatre Royal. At the helm of a regional producing and receiving theatre during a global pandemic, Bird remains confident that the arts can weather the current... Continue Reading →

Review: Wise Children’s Malory Towers (Touring)

Tuesday 10th September 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wise Children bring a wholesome tale with a few thrilling rough edges to the stage in this musicalised production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. As far as children’s stories go, Malory Towers has it all; sparky youngsters, peripheral grown-ups, minor conflicts with potentially perilous consequences and... Continue Reading →

Interview: Emma Rice Talks Musical Production of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers

Emma Rice’s Wise Children are set to return to York Theatre Royal with their second show this September - a musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers. Here Rice talks favourite characters, the worrying status of the arts in schools... and her own time in uniform! Which Malory Towers character were you in your schooldays?... Continue Reading →

Review: Wise Children (Touring)

Wednesday 6th March 2019 at York Theatre Royal. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Wise Children is a quirky and irreverent show which tells a rather unique story in a grand Vaudevillian style. As a production, it delights in theatricality and by extension, so do we as we watch the twisting and somewhat twisted tale unfold. This is the first... Continue Reading →

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk: Beautiful Storytelling

Tuesday 20th March 2018 at West Yorkshire Playhouse ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In many ways, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk defies description; much like the comical opening exchange points out - a scene which sees our protagonist bombarded with convoluted attempts to describe his work with words; visual art is extremely difficult to capture in this way. Based... Continue Reading →

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