Wise Children on iPlayer

The Old Vic’s production of Wise Children is currently streaming on iPlayer. You can access audio and text introductory notes for this streaming at the end of the page.

This introduction was writen by Alison Clarke and Roz Chalmers, script edited by Julia Grundy, and voiced and recorded by Roz Chalmers.

Please note that the video does not currently have audio description, but these introductory descriptive notes help set the scene for blind and partially sighted audiences.

More information about the show

Director Emma Rice brings her unique, musical and exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, in a production that has been seen at theatres across the UK.

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and pain, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies galore.

Loved by audiences and critics since its premiere at The Old Vic, London, in 2019, Wise Children has been seen by theatregoers around the country.

With support from The Space, it was filmed live at York Theatre Royal in 2019.