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


written and directed by Emma Rice

About the show

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 tyrannous 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 TH

This production is supported by Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

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UK TOUR 2024

Theatre Royal Bath –  2nd February – 10th February

Home Manchester – 13th February – 24th February

York Theatre Royal –  27th February – 9th March

The Lyceum Edinburgh – 12th March – 30th March

Birmingham Rep – 9th April – 20th April

Battersea Arts Centre – 23rd April – 18th May

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