Wise Children Season
Credit: Steve Tanner

All the Stage's a World

Season

Please note: this season finished in Jan 2019

Emma Rice launches her new theatre company Wise Children with an adaptation of Angela Carter’s novel of the same name, coming to Bristol Old Vic from Wed 23 Jan - Sat 16 Feb. To celebrate Emma has selected four films that capture the spirit of performance in a thrillingly diverse way.


Previous screenings & events in this season

Greasepaint and Grit: The Tradition of Touring Theatre
Please note: This event took place in Jan 2019
Event
Emma Rice, Artistic Director of Wise Children and Nell Gifford, founder of Giffords Circus', explore the tradition and future of touring performance. What is life like for artists on the road, and can we make a more sustainable future?

Wings of Desire

 Classified 12A  All the Stage's a World
Wings of Desire
Please note: This was screened in Jan 2019
Film
One of cinema's most hauntingly beautiful city symphonies, Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire transcends concrete barriers to explore a Berlin of the imagination.

Black Swan

 Classified 15  All the Stage's a World
Black Swan
Please note: This was screened in Jan 2019
Film
Natalie Portman picked up an Oscar® for her portrayal of a dangerously unstable ballerina in Darren Aronofsky’s thrilling psychodrama.

Birdman

 Classified 15  All the Stage's a World
Birdman
Please note: This was screened in Jan 2019
Film
Michael Keaton gives a career-defining performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s absurdly hysterical backstage melodrama about a washed up actor looking to get his career flying again.

The Red Shoes

 Classified  All the Stage's a World
The Red Shoes
Please note: This was screened in Jan 2019
Film
Moira Shearer’s ballerina is torn between love and her career in Powell and Pressburger’s hugely influential, visually ravishing melodrama.