Celebration Evening for Wise Children’s Blue Beard

We’re delighted to invite you to a Celebration Evening for Wise Children’s Blue Beard at Battersea Arts Centre

Multi-award-winning Emma Rice returns to BAC with a new, fearless reimagining of the classic tale, Blue Beard.

Get ready for a wildly inventive musical feast, as this exhilarating story of vengeance and sisterhood unfolds in our Grand Hall.

Blue Beard the Magician makes hearts flutter and pupils dilate. With a wink, things just seem to vanish. Cards, coins, scarves… and women. Puff! Gone. Without a trace.

He meets his match when his young bride discovers his dark and murderous secret. She summons all her rage, all her smarts and all her sisters to bring the curtain down on his tyrannous reign.

When someone tells you not to look, OPEN THE BLOODY DOOR!

One of Britain’s most influential artists of the last 50 years, Emma Rice (Wise Children, Wuthering Heights, Malory Towers, Tristan & Yseult, Brief Encounter) brings her own brand of theatrical wonder to create a rousing story for our times, full of music and invention.

7pm – Reception begins with drinks, canapés and bowl food
7.45pm – Welcome from Tarek Iskander, BAC Artistic Director & CEO, and Emma Rice, Wise Children Artistic Director
8pm – Curtain up for Blue Beard in the Grand Hall
9pm – Interval
9.20pm – Curtain up for Act II
10pm – Performance concludes. Remain seated for a private set tour led by the Company Stage Manager or return to Studio One as a post-show drinks reception begins
11pm – Event closes

Price: £60 for HCUK members; £70 for non-members
(inclusive of B and B seats, reception, talk, and tour)

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Date & Time

Thursday, 25 April 2024


Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill
SW11 5TN