18 episodes

Wise Children is a new theatre company conceived, created and led by director Emma Rice. Wise Children marks the beginning of a new chapter and the culmination of the practice and ethos Emma has developed over her unique 30-year career, which has included tenure as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe and of Kneehigh Theatre.

Determined to not only share some of Emma’s processes and adventures, but also to document this unique time, the team have been busy recording key company moments over the last months, and this podcast aims to chart the beginning of Wise Children’s journey.

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    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Wise Children is a new theatre company conceived, created and led by director Emma Rice. Wise Children marks the beginning of a new chapter and the culmination of the practice and ethos Emma has developed over her unique 30-year career, which has included tenure as artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe and of Kneehigh Theatre.

Determined to not only share some of Emma’s processes and adventures, but also to document this unique time, the team have been busy recording key company moments over the last months, and this podcast aims to chart the beginning of Wise Children’s journey.

    Wuthering Heights / The Trip To The Moors

    Wuthering Heights / The Trip To The Moors

    In this extraordinary episode, our intrepid artistic director, Emma Rice heads north armed with her fluffy mic, notebook and jumper in order to find her Cathy, her Heathcliff and her Moors as she starts work on Wuthering Heights. 


    Battling the wind and rain Emma gets to grips with the Brontë's, the brutality and the tragedy of this most epic tale. 


    This is one of the most intimate and bravest podcasts we've ever released. A true insight into the writing process.  Just Emma, alone on the Moors.  


     

    • 22 min
    Wise Children's Detention - Bagdad Cafe

    Wise Children's Detention - Bagdad Cafe

    In this special one-off episode, Emma talks about the making of Bagdad Cafe at London's Old Vic. 


     

    • 30 min
    Romantics Anonymous - The Live Broadcasts

    Romantics Anonymous - The Live Broadcasts

    As you may know, we were just about to head to the airport and fly to LA with our musical Romantics Anonymous just as Lockdown v1 was announced. A few months, lots of research and plenty of on-line shopping later, we launched Wise TV and broadcast Romantics Anonymous around the world from the Bristol Old Vic stage - where it had all started. 


     


    In this special one-off episode, Emma Rice sits down with Exec Producer Poppy Keeling and Technical Director Simon Baker to explain how it was done. 


     


    You can find out all about our adventure here


    (This podcast includes some exclusive clips from the show). 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Romantics Anonymous

    Romantics Anonymous

    In this episode, a croaky voiced Emma arms herself with her fluffy mic and goes in search of answers about making a musical, Orchestrators and Sitzprobes.


    Featuring interviews with the Romantics writing team and exclusive clips straight from the sound desk on press night.  


     

    • 31 min
    Goodnight and thank you, 2019!

    Goodnight and thank you, 2019!

    Join Emma Rice and her Wise Children team as they reflect on the year that's just gone and look ahead to 2020.


    With exclusive clips from Wise Children, Malory Towers, Romantics Anonymous and Emma's new show for the National Theatre - Wuthering Heights.


     


     

    • 29 min
    The Obstacles of Malory Towers

    The Obstacles of Malory Towers

    Malory Towers at the Passenger Shed is finally open!  This week Emma sits down with Exec Producer Poppy Keeling to talk about the highs and lows of opening a new show and new venue in a heatwave.  


    As this is the last in the series we've included an exclusive clip of the show.  The Malory Girls attempt to calm down Sally Hope who has taken on the role of producer for the end of term play - A Midsummer Nights Dream.


    Recorded at ParkFarm/WiseChildren's Passenger Shed


    Hosted by Emma Rice and featuring Poppy Keeling and the cast of Malory Towers


    Produced and Mixed by Simon Baker for Wise Children Limited


    First released on Monday, 28th July 2019.


     


     


     


     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Charleigh R Michel ,

Absolutely fabulous show and amazing company

I went to watch this show twice because it was so good!

Learning music teacher ,

Mallory Towers music

Fascinating insights from the composer. Thank you!

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