Emma Rice’s Wise Children has announced it will adapt the Enid Blyton book Malory Towers for its second production.
The company, which was launched by Rice in 2018, will co-produce an adaptation of Malory Towers with the York Theatre Royal and in association with Bristol Old Vic.
The production, adapted and directed by Rice, will premiere in Bristol, where Wise Children is based, before touring to Cambridge, York, Exeter, Manchester and Oxford.
Wise Children’s first show, Angela Carter’s Wise Children, is currently touring.
The new show runs from July 18 to October 5, with press night in Bristol on July 25.
It is licensed by Enid Blyton Entertainment, part of Hachette Children’s Group, whose head of licensed content Karen Lawler said: “Enid Blyton created incredible female characters at Malory Towers: strong, capable and always kind – ‘women the world can lean on’, in Enid’s own words.
“We share Emma’s passion for these characters and we couldn’t be more excited to see Emma’s vision of Malory Towers come to life.”