Covid-19 update

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that performances of Romantics Anonymous at the Wallis Annenberg Theatre in LA and the Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC have been cancelled.

We’re heartbroken that this unprecedented situation has affected our first international tour, but respect the need to put public health first and foremost. 

We are working closely with the theatres, the Arts Council and Equity to ensure that the interests of all the wonderful theatre makers we work with are protected. 

Sending love and strength to our fellow artists, and indeed everyone, affected across the world. These are challenging times for us all but we will get through them! 



Wise Children is a new theatre company created and led by multi award-winning director Emma Rice. We make ground-breaking work with exceptional artists and tour it across the UK and internationally. We run a unique professional development programme, The School for Wise Children, training a new and more diverse generation of theatre practitioners. We’re also working to transform touring theatre in the UK, challenging outmoded models and discovering the creative spaces of the future.


‘Emma Rice is one of the most visionary, bold, and dynamic artists working in the industry today, having maintained an exceptionally high standard throughout her body of work. Her projects are thoroughly entertaining, uniquely designed, and socially relevant - a blend which requires nuance and subtlety. Emma has had a huge influence on the global contemporary theatre scene.’

Joe Wright, Director