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Main House

Blue Beard

  • 2 - 10 February
Blue Beard

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Accessible Performance

Audio Described

Saturday 10th February - 7.30pm


Fri 02 — Sat 10 Feb

Blue Beard the Magician makes hearts flutter and pupils dilate. With a wink, a stroke and a flick, 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 tyrannical reign.

Emma Rice brings her own brand of theatrical wonder to this most beguiling and disturbing
of tales. With her signature sleight of hand, Blue Beard explores curiosity and consent, violence and vengeance - all through an intoxicating lens of music, wit and tender truth.

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

Blue Beard is the latest work from Wise Children, the theatre company created and led by award- winning director Emma Rice. Wise Children’s previous work includes Wuthering Heights and Malory Towers. Emma is also known for leading Cornwall’s beloved Kneehigh theatre company, where shows included Brief Encounter and Tristan & Yseult, and for her time as Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, where she made Romantics Anonymous and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

In 2022, Sky Arts named Emma amongst Britain’s 50 most influential artists of the last 50 years, and The Times put Tristan & Yseult on its list of the 25 best theatre productions of the 21st century.

✭✭✭✭✭ “A wildly imaginative, exhilarating piece of theatre” Daily Mail

✭✭✭✭✭ “Everyone involved is reaching for the heights in this emotionally epic entertainment” The Times

✭✭✭✭✭ “A wondrous, beguiling playground of the imagination” New York Times

Reviews of Emma Rice / Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights

Friday 2 - Saturday 10 February

Monday– Saturday 7.30pm

Matinees Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Press Night Thursday 8 February 7pm

Tickets from £28.50

Young Person’s Discount - under 25s Best Seats £20 at selected performances

A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies

A Wise Children, Birmingham Rep, HOME Manchester, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and York Theatre Royal co-production


Written and directed by Emma Rice

Composer Stu Barker

Set & Costume Designer Vicki Mortimer

Sound Designer Simon Baker

Lighting Designer Malcolm Rippeth

Choreographer Etta Murfitt

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Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, unless otherwise stated.

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A booking fee of £2.50 per ticket applies to all bookings.

There is a lift for wheelchair users from the Theatre foyer to the Stalls and Royal Circle levels. The Dress Circle and Grand Circle are stair access only.

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