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Greta (15)

Greta

Starring:  Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe

Director: Neil Jordan

Screenplay: Neil Jordan & Ray Wright

Duration: 108 mins.


A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn't think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends - but Greta's maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta's life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award winning director Neil Jordan ('The Crying Game', 'Michael Collins').


Jordan contrives to make Huppert’s mere presence in the frame almost absurdly frightening, and Huppert compounds the fright with elegant comedy, so that while the movie is impossible to take seriously, it’s also hard to resist, like an unattended bag on the subway that’s just begging you to look inside. New York Times


Huppert pulls out all the funny-scary stops playing cat to Moretz's mouse. Rolling Stone



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Friday 24 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Avengers: Endgame (12A)

Avengers: Endgame

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Stars: Robert Downie Jnr., Brie Larson, Scarlet Johansson


Here it is, the one that you've been waiting for. The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, 'Avengers: Endgame'. The film opens with Tony Stark adrift in space with no food or water, he sends a last message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers -- Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner -- must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos -- the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.



Certificate rating 12A



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Saturday 25 May 20197:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Born Free (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Born Free

Director: James Hill

Starring:  Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers


Born Free is a 1966 British drama film starring Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers as Joy and George Adamson, a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood, and released her into the wilderness of Kenya.  The screenplay, written by blacklisted Hollywood writer Lester Cole, was based upon Joy Adamson's 1960 non-fiction book Born Free. Born Free, and its musical score by John Barry, won numerous awards.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


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Friday 31 May 20192:00pm Book Now

The White Crow (12A)

The White Crow

Directors: Ralph Fiennes

Writers: David Hare

Stars: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann


Ralph Fiennes returns to the director’s chair for the third time after 2011’s Coriolanus and 2013’s The Invisible Woman for this riveting account of ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West, written for the screen by David Hare and inspired by the biography by Julie Kavanagh.


Beginning with his birth on a Siberian train in 1938, the film revisits Nureyev’s early impetuous days and his tutelage under ballet master Alexander Pushkin (Fiennes), all building towards the fateful day of his defection in Paris 1961.


Newcomer Oleg Ivenko (himself a prominent Russian dancer) captures the intensity, skill, and single-mindedness of the charismatic Nureyev; reflecting how a lifetime of rebellion and ambition influenced his radical decision.


Fiennes gives a hypnotic performance as Nureyev's favourite teacher, Alexander Pushkin. London Evening Standard


Roses and raptures, please, for Ivenko, who is not only as beautiful as Nureyev, and dances sublimely, he can act, besides. The Scottish Herald


There are moments of greatness here - in the climax of the final act, the defection itself - where the direction is as lean and agile as any of the dancers. Observer



Certificate rating 12A


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Friday 31 May 20197:30pm Book Now

NT Live: All My Sons (12A)

NT Live: All My Sons

by Arthur Miller

directed by Jeremy Herrin


Recorded live screening from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.


America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.


But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.


Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).


All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong.



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Thursday 6 Jun 20197:00pm Book Now

Red Joan (12A)

Red Joan

Director: Trevor Nunn

Cast includes: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes

Duration: 111 mins.


Judi Dench stars as Joan Stanley in Trevor Nunn’s drama inspired by the extraordinary true story of the KGB’s longest-serving British agent.


Joan’s tranquil retirement in rural England is shattered when she’s arrested by MI5. Why? She’s been hiding an incredible past: she’s one of the most influential spies in living history.


Rewind to Cambridge University in the 1930s, and the young Joan (Cookson), a demure physics student, falls intensely in love with a Russian saboteur, Leo. Through him, she begins to see that the world is on a knife-edge and perhaps must be saved from itself in the race to military supremacy.


Years later, while working at a top-secret nuclear research facility, Joan is confronted with the impossible. Would you betray your country and your loved ones, if it meant saving them? What price would you pay for peace? Red Joan is the taut and emotional retelling of one woman’s sacrifice in incredible circumstances.



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Saturday 8 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Romeo & Juliet

Live cinema screening from the Royal Ballet. Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers encounter passion and tragedy in Kenneth MacMillan's 20th-century ballet masterpiece.


Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan

Music: Sergey Prokofiev

Designer: Nicholas Georgiadis

Lighting designer: John B. Read

Performed by: The Royal Ballet


Shakespeare’s enduring love story is known the world over. Since its 1965 premiere with The Royal Ballet, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet has become a modern ballet classic. The choreography captures the emotions of the young couple as they fall in love, despite the barriers that finally bring about the story’s tragic end. Each revival gives opportunities for new dancers to interpret the doomed lovers. The whole Company brings the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting, and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and Capulets.


The performance lasts about 3 hours, including two intervals.



Tickets: Adult £15.30, Student/Child £12.30

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Tuesday 11 Jun 20197:15pm Book Now

Tolkien (12A)

Tolkien

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Colm Meaney, Lilly Collins

Director: Dome Karukoski

Duration: 112 mins


John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R.) is known as the 'father' of modern fantasy literature with his famous middle-earth fantasy novels 'The Hobbit' and 'Lord of the Rings'. In later life he was an Oxford Professor in English and Anglo-Saxon. However, 'Tolkien' explores the formative years of the orphaned author (played by Nicholas Hoult) as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.


The film then takes him to the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear the ‘fellowship’ apart. Tolkien himself served from 1915-1920 and it is the experiences that he lived through there which were used to illuminate his fantasy lands.



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Friday 21 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

NT Live: Small Island (15)

NT Live: Small Island

Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Based on the novel by Andrea Levy


Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.


The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.


A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in this timely and moving story.


***** A spectacular adaptation of Andrea Levy's Windrush novel  Observer


***** Momentous theatre. One of the most important plays of the year  Guardian


*****  Daily Telegraph



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Thursday 27 Jun 20197:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: The King and I (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: The King and I

Director: Walter Lang

Starring: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno


The classic 1956 film adaptation of the much loved Rodgers & Hammerstein smash hit musical. Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens (Deborah Kerr) becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam (Yul Brynner). Anna and the king have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette. Features such classic numbers as ' Hello, Young Lovers', 'Getting to Know You', 'Shall we Dance' and many more. Come along and 'Whistle a Happy Tune'.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


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Friday 28 Jun 20192:00pm Book Now

Amazing Grace (U)

Amazing Grace

Directors: Alan Elliot, Sydney Pollack.

Featuring: Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland, The Southern California Community Choir.

Duration: 88 mins.


In 1971, the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, recorded an album of gospel music live at church. The result: the defining work of her career.


Amazing Grace would go on to become one of Franklin's most commercially successful and beloved albums. These inspirational live sessions were captured across their two nights by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.


Unseen for almost five decades, the footage holds up as document of one of America's greatest artists and activists, captured with Pollack's unfussy cinéma vérité but electrifying in energy.


Franklin is herself a miracle in undoubtedly one of the greatest gospel performances you'll ever see, with her father Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts amongst the star-studded audience.



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Friday 28 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

Destination Wedding (15)

Destination Wedding

Director: Victor Levin

Cast includes: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Duration: 97 mins.


When Frank (Keanu Reeves) and Lindsay (Winona Ryder) meet on their way to a destination wedding, they soon discover they have a lot in common: they both hate the bride, the groom, the wedding, themselves, and each other. As the weekend's events continually force them together -- and their cheerlessness immediately isolates them from the other guests -- Frank and Lindsay find that if you verbally spar with someone long enough, anything can happen.


Destination Wedding sees Reeves and Ryder together again in an acerbic, misanthropic romantic comedy. If you have struggled to keep smiling through weddings this could be the film for you!



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Saturday 29 Jun 20197:30pm Book Now

The Merry Wives of Windsor from Shakespeare's Globe (12A)

The Merry Wives of Windsor from Shakespeare's Globe

Double-meanings, disguises and dirty laundry abound in The Merry Wives of Windsor as Sir John Falstaff sets about improving his financial situation by wooing Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But the ‘Merry Wives’ quickly cotton on to his tricks and decide to have a bit of fun of their own at Falstaff’s expense…


The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only comedy that Shakespeare set in his native land. Drawing influences from 1930s British fashion, music and dance, this new production from Shakespeare’s Globe will celebrate women, and the power and beauty of nature. With its witty mix of verbal and physical humour, the play celebrates a tradition that reaches right down to the contemporary English sitcom.


Directed by Elle While, the production stars Olivier Award-nominated Bryony Hannah (Call the Midwife, The Children’s Hour), Sarah Finigan (Suffragette, Upstart Crow) and Pearce Quigley (Hamlet, As You Like It) as Falstaff. The Merry Wives of Windsor will be staged at the beautiful and iconic Globe Theatre in London and will be broadcast live to cinemas.


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Friday 12 Jul 20197:20pm Book Now

Aladdin. (PG)

Aladdin.

Director: Guy Ritchie

Featuring: Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine

Duration: 138 mins.


A live action remake of the classic Disney cartoon of the same name. This traditional tale has been brought up to date by Guy Ritchie who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah. Here we find the kindhearted street urchin of the title who stumbles upon an old lamp...well, you have an idea what happens next!

Make all your dreams come true and get your tickets soon.



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Saturday 13 Jul 20193:00pm Book Now

Rocketman (15)

Rocketman

Director: Dexter Fletcher

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden

Duration: 131 mins.


After the huge success of Bohemian Rhapsody comes this Elton John biopic which follows Elton John's early days. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner he taught himself the piano at 4, went on to become a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music and a global super-star. This film takes him to the brink of stardom, his musical parnership with Bernie Taupin and his breakthrough album 'Honkey Chateau' including the 'Rocketman' track which gives the film its name.


Bursting with creativity and innovation, Rocketman promises to be a dazzling picture with big hair, big shoes, big glasses and massive songs but get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!



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Friday 19 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (U)

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Directors: Chris Renaud and Jonathan del Val

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart

Writer: Bryan Lynch

Duration: 102 mins.


The Secret Life of Pets was a blockbuster movie in 2016 having the best opening ever for an original film, animated or otherwise. And now The Secret Life of Pets 2 follows on with more adventures about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The Secret Life of Pets 2 will see the return of writer Brian Lynch (Minions) and once again be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, The Lorax). Catch up with the secret life of Max and his pet friends and find out just what they get up to.



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Saturday 20 Jul 20193:00pm Book Now

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy (12A)

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING


By Stefano Massini

Adapted by Ben Power

Directed by Sam Mendes


'An astonishing evening.....an acting masterclass'  Guardian


This smash-hit stage play will be broadcast live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. It returns to the UK following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and Broadway and has been nominated for five Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director for Sam Mendes (Skyfall), Best Actor - joint nomination for Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale (who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons) as well as Best Set Design for Es Devlin.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.


***** Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs.  The Times


Towering performances from 3 magnificent actors. Whats On Stage


An epic piece of story telling  Time Out



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Thursday 25 Jul 20197:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Sabrina (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Sabrina

Director: Billy Wilder

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden


An American romantic comedy-drama film from 1954 directed by Billy Wilder and starring the wonderful Audrey Hepburn with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.


Chauffeur's daughter Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) returns home from two years in Paris a beautiful young woman, and immediately catches the attention of David (William Holden), the playboy son of her father's rich employers. David woos and wins Sabrina, who has always been in love with him, however their romance is threatened by David's serious older brother, Linus (Humphrey Bogart), who runs the family business and is relying on David to marry an heiress in order for a crucial merger to take place.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529


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Friday 26 Jul 20192:00pm Book Now

Gloria Bell (15)

Gloria Bell

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Cast includes: Julianne Moore, Sean Astin, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Michael Cera, Alanna Ubach, John Turturro

Duration: 112 mins


Gloria Bell the latest from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio, is a remake of his 2013 award-winning Gloria only the action has been transplanted from Santiago to Los Angeles. Julianne Moore reportedly contacted Lelio keen to star in the remake and it is a triumph for her playing the titular character, a fifty-something divorcee negotiating the choppy waters of pre-retirement life. Gloria (Julianne Moore) spends her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles and soon finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with the joys of budding love and the complications of dating.


“If the world blows up, I hope I go down dancing,” says Gloria. You can’t leave Lelio’s funny, touching and vital film without hoping Gloria’s wish will come triumphantly true.


★★★★★ A glorious celebration of Julianne Moore at her peak. New York Post

★★★★ Engaging & inventive. The Guardian



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Friday 26 Jul 20197:30pm Book Now

André Rieu: Shall We Dance? (12A)

André Rieu: Shall We Dance?

THE MUSIC CONCERT CINEMA EVENT OF THE SUMMER!


André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages – and, of course, magnificent music.


This year André Rieu invites you to put on your dancing shoes for his spectacular 2019 hometown concert from Maastricht: ‘Shall we Dance?’


You can waltz the night away with André Rieu - the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.


Summer nights are made for dancing and this is a party you do not want to miss! Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema.


Join André Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with André and as always, some delicious surprises.


Shall we dance?


Tickets: £10.30

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Saturday 17 Aug 20197:00pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: Lady and the Tramp (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: Lady and the Tramp

Director: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske

Starring: Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts


This Disney animated classic from 1955 follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray dog, Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two despite their differences.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


TRIP community transport can provide a lift to and from the film within Honiton. Please book a place with them on 01404 46529


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Friday 30 Aug 20192:00pm Book Now

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors (12A)

NT Live: One Man, Two Guvnors

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING


Written by Richard Bean

Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni Songs by Grant Olding


Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from the host of  'The Late Late Show', James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit 'One Man, Two Guvnors' returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.


Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.


One of the funniest productions in the National's history.  Guardian


James Corden's triumphant comic return  Independent



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Thursday 26 Sep 20197:00pm Book Now

Wise Children (15)

Wise Children

Based on the novel by Angela Carter

Adapted and Directed for the stage by Emma Rice

Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019


Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.  


In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance - twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river 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. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (★★★★★ Broadway World)


★★★★★

‘Fantastic. Life-enhancing, brilliantly uninhibited, all-singing and dancing... Stars? I’m not sure why you would stop at five.’ The Observer

★★★★★

‘It's pure, unadulterated theatre with an airtight company, subject, direction, and production. Rice not only blind-casts the whole piece, but single-handedly gives a masterclass on how to play with gender.’ Broadway World

★★★★

‘An explosion of theatrical glee’ The Times

★★★★

‘It is a spectacular show, distilling the carnivalesque spirit of the book... Rice’s relaunch is a splashy one, celebrating the sheer razzle-dazzle of a life in theatre.’ The Guardian

★★★★

‘One huge love letter to theatre’ The Stage



Tickets: Adult £12.80, Student £7.80

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Thursday 3 Oct 20197:30pm Book Now