The reviews are in!

The reviews are in!

The reviews are in!



After months of hard-work from an immensely talented team, we're feeling incredibly proud that Wise Children has been so well received and that the reviewers have loved the show as much as we do.

We're at The Old Vic until 10 November and then touring until April 2019 so there are plenty of opportunities to see the show and make up your own mind, but until you do - allow us to sway you: 


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

The Observer


‘An explosion of theatrical glee’ ★★★★

The Times

‘It is a spectacular show, distilling the carnivalesque spirit of the book... Rice’s relaunch is a splashy one, celebrating the sheer razzle-dazzle of a life in theatre.’ ★★★★

The Guardian


‘One huge love letter to theatre’ ★★★★

The Stage


‘Glorious. It’s great to be back on Planet Rice’ ★★★★

Time Out


‘An exuberant celebration of theatre’ ★★★★

Financial Times


‘It's pure, unadulterated theatre with an airtight company, subject, direction, and production. Rice not only blind-casts the whole piece, but single-handedly gives a masterclass on how to play with gender.’ ★★★★★

Broadway World


‘Emma Rice does justice to the verve and racy humour of Carter’s writing… tinged with melancholy yet joyous and inventive.’ ★★★★

Evening Standard


‘Bonkers but brilliant, a very English Rice pudding’ ★★★★

Daily Mail


‘It’s impossible not to be enchanted’ ★★★★

Radio Times


‘Rice honours perfectly the dark enchantments of Carter’s imagination with this carnival-esque tribute to 

theatre as a substitute family.’ ★★★★