Emma Rice dips into her usual bag of theatrical tricks for a highly expressive take on Wuthering Heights but possibly to diminishing returns.
Wise Children has announced the full cast and further tour dates for the world première production of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the show is a co-production with the National Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and York Theatre Royal.
A new production of Emma Rice’s critically acclaimed musical adaptation of Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers, originally created with Wise Children, is set for a national tour, concluding at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall,
Mirabelle Gremaud chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about Wise Children and bringing Emma Rice’s production to cinema screens from 3 October 2019.
The Malory Towers company deserves great plaudits for putting their all into such a high-intensity show; it’s a charming piece but one that undoubtedly feels like minor-key Rice.
An adaptation of Angela Carter’s 1991 novel about a theatrical dynasty, spanning a century and loaded with Shakespeare, sex and song, Wise Children can exhaust in its constant frenzy of invention, but a surplus of ideas is always preferable than too few.
Wise Children is a beautifully designed and performed show, that’s faithful to the source material without ever feeling constrained by it – a great statement of intent from Emma Rice.
The Old Vic has announced the cast of Angela Carter’s Wise Children – adapted and directed by Emma Rice – which will have its world premiere at The Old Vic on 17 October 2018, with previews from 8 October, ahead of its UK tour.