Lakeside Arts
Part of University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts
Event Detail

The Critical Collective - It’s a Wise Child

Monday 11 February, 4-5.20pm
Performing Arts Studio

Theatre & Dance
Please note this event has already taken place and you are viewing an archived page of the Lakeside website.
For a list of current events, exhibitions and workshops, please click on 'What's On' in the menu above

Free, advanced booking
recommended

Annie is worried about her youngest, Rosa. Convinced she’s heading the same way as her dearest son Robbie - the ex-child prodigy who walked out to sea three years ago - she enlists the help of her eldest daughter, the highly intelligent, yet self-centred Rita. Realising her little sister’s issues may be genuine rather than melodrama after being asked the impossible, wannabe actress Rita begrudgingly takes a more unorthodox approach to avoid Rosa’s imminent emotional breakdown.

Performed entirely around a bath by a cast of two, ‘It’s a Wise Child’ is a humorous and insightful piece of new theatre exploring themes of family, suicide, and the struggle that often comes with the pursuit of art.

The Critical Collective is a theatre company developing new writing and performance, in partnership with musicians, artists, photographers and other creatives working within Leicester and further afield. Recent performances include a rehearsed reading for Samuel Newton’s ‘The Cole Porter Cookbook’, and an extract of Jack Squires’ in-development ‘It’s a Wise Child’ at Check-In Festival.

80 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 16+
Contains sensitive content including suicide

Presented as part of UK Young Artists City Takeover