Like so many others, Wise Children has had to cancel and postpone its plans for this spring and summer, including performances of Romantics Anonymous and Malory Towers. It’s been heart breaking, and we can’t wait to be back doing what we do best – making theatre magic!

 In the meantime, we’re doing what we can to keep our creative juices fizzing, and to stay connected with our friends.

 This includes a new, live video version of our podcast series, which you can watch here, and the film of our first show Wise Children, which is on the BBC iPlayer now.  


We’re excited to launch another new way to spend time with us.

Over the next few weeks, Emma will be having (virtual) tea and biscuits with members of the extended Wise Children family.  In this series of interviews, they’ll talk, reminisce and play some great songs.

Wise Children’s Lockdown: Tea & Biscuits will be live on our digital radio channel at 4pm each Tuesday and Thursday. 

Head over to www.wisechildrendigital.com for more details.

You can also listen via our iOS and Android apps.  

You can listen to any you’ve missed via the site’s listen again pages shortly after each live broadcast, along with transcriptions. 

 We’ll also be releasing more treats soon, so sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date.

 Sending love and strength 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