About Blue Beard

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

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 THE BLOODY DOOR!

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

Praise for Wise Children'sWuthering Heights

5 Stars

The Times

4 Stars

The Guardian

4 Stars

The Telegraph

Cast and Credits

  • Writer/Director Emma Rice
  • Composer Stu Barker
  • Set & Costume Design Vicki Mortimer
  • Sound Design Simon Baker
  • Lighting Design Malcolm Rippeth
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