Casting has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of Wise Children’s MALORY TOWERS, whilst the company’s production of WISE CHILDREN has announced a cinema screening later this year.
Directed and adapted by Emma Rice, MALORY TOWERS, based on the book series by Enid Blyton, follows new student Darrell Rivers as she starts at the eccentric Malory Towers school. The production premieres at Bristol’s Passenger Shed on 19th July before touring to Cambridge, York, Exeter, Manchester and Oxford.
The production will star Rebecca Collingwood as Gwendoline Lacey, Mirabelle Gremaud as Irene Bartlett, Vinnie Heaven as Bill Robinson, Izuka Hoyle as Darrell, Renee Lamb as Alicia Johns, Francesca Mills as Sally Hope and Rose Shalloo as Mary Lou Atkinson.
MALORY TOWERS features set and costume design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, sound and video by Simon Baker and original music by Ian Ross.
In related Wise Children news, their first production WISE CHILDREN, adapted from the Angela Carter novel of the same name, will screen to cinemas on 3rd October.
Directed and adapted by Rice, WISE CHILDREN follows the life of the Chance twins from their birth, their childhood, their career in showbusiness and into their old age. The stage adaptation premiered at London’s Old Vic Theatre in October 2018 before embarking on a nationwide tour.
The show features Sam Archer as Young Peregrine, Ankur Bahl as Young Melchior, Stu Barker as a member of The Band, Omari Douglas as Showgirl Nora, Mirabelle Gremaud as Young Nora, Alex Heane as a member of The Band, Paul Hunter as Melchior Hazard, Melissa James as Showgirl Dora, Bettrys Jones as Young Dora, Patrycja Kujawska as Lady Atalanta / Wheelchair, Etta Murfitt as Nora Chance, Katy Owen as Grandma Chance, Ian Ross as Band Leader, Gareth Snook as Dora Chance and Mike Shepherd as Peregrine Hazard.
WISE CHILDREN features designs by Vicki Mortimer, lighting by Malcolm Rippeth, sound and video by Simon Baker, and puppetry by Lyndie Wright.