Wise Children On Demand


Wise Children – watch on demand



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

The Observer


Filmed live at York Theatre Royal in March 2019, Wise Children was multi award-winning director Emma Rice’s first production for her company (also called) Wise Children.   

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

An Old Vic and Wise Children production. Co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Oxford Playhouse and York Theatre Royal.

The film is Certificate 15

As an aid for teachers, during checkout you will be offered the chance to rent additional copies of the film for £1.00 per student. 

Wise Children is supported by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation and by a number of generous donors. These include The London Community Foundation, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The Broughton Family Charitable Trust, who funded the theatre show, and Robert and Olivia Temple and Redcase Limited, whose contribution made this film possible.