More2Screen today announces the cinema release of the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Angela Carter’s Wise Children which will be screened in more than 250 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 3 October 2019. Directed and adapted for the stage by Emma Rice, the production is the first from her new company Wise Children. Cinema tickets are on sale now at WiseChildrenCinema.com
Filmed live for the cinema screen 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 play. 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. Performed by a spectacular ensemble cast, this colourful all-singing and dancing show takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.
Emma Rice said today, “We’ve had a glorious adventure with our company so far, and the cinema release of our inaugural production, Wise Children, is a wonderful conclusion to the tour. I’m absolutely delighted that a wider audience will get to an opportunity to see our work and revel in the joyful world of Angela Carter’s novel.”
Christine Costello, CEO and Founder of More2Screen added, “The appetite for first-rate theatre events at the cinema continues to grow and we’re thrilled that this vibrant and inventive production of Wise Children from the celebrated director Emma Rice will be seen by cinema audiences across the UK and Ireland in the autumn.”
The cast is Sam Archer (Young Peregrine), Ankur Bahl (Young Melchior), Stu Barker (The Band), Omari Douglas (Showgirl Nora), Mirabelle Gremaud (Young Nora), Alex Heane(The Band), Paul Hunter (Melchior Hazard), Melissa James (Showgirl Dora), Bettrys Jones(Young Dora), Patrycja Kujawska (Lady Atalanta/Wheelchair), Etta Murfitt (Nora Chance),Katy Owen (Grandma Chance), Ian Ross (Band Leader), Gareth Snook (Dora Chance) andMike Shepherd (Peregrine Hazard).