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Created by the Elders Company & Young Company

Wit & Wisdom

A Royal Exchange Theatre Production

  • Directed by Andy Barry
  • 23 July 2021 - 24 July 2021
  • The Theatre

We could all do with a laugh right now, no?

WIT AND WISDOM is an anarchic night telling stories, talking into mics, playing games, testing jokes, creating music, and making mistakes, with the very serious ambition to make (non)sense of the role laughter plays in our lives.   

Join our Elders and Young Companies in a fit of giggles as they try to discover where the funny is hiding and how exactly they can set it free on stage. 

Following the successful digital series CONNECT FEST, created in lockdown, the Royal Exchange Theatre’s resident community companies - the Elders and the Young Company, will once again collaborate in a pioneering new piece of work which looks to explore comedy in all its forms. 

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Theatre, the Royal Exchange Theatre


    Friday 23 July, 5.00pm

    Saturday 24 July, 1.00pm

    Saturday 24 July, 7.00pm

    RUNNING TIME: 60-90 minutes (no interval)

    TICKET PRICES: Standard Tickets range from £8 - £12. Concessions available.

    BOOKING: Tickets are available to buy online

    When your booking is complete, you will receive two emails. The first email will be your Order Confirmation. The second email will contain your e-tickets. You'll need the e-tickets within this email to show upon entry to the Theatre. If you don't receive this email, you can check your online account and once logged in, scroll down to the option 'E-Tickets' and all your current and past e-tickets will be here. If your tickets aren't here or there is a problem downloading them, please contact our Visitor Experience Team.


    • Tickets and vouchers cannot be exchanged or money refunded - unless we have to cancel a performance, you have covid symptoms or a positive diagnosis, or are self-isolating due to possible contact with covid. More information

    • Due to social distancing, our seating for in-person shows is arranged in bubbles, which are groups of tickets containing a specific number of seats (1, 2, 3 or 4) next to each other in one row. Please choose where to sit based on the number of seats you need. Due to social distancing, there are no group discounts for in-person shows. 

    • Please do not attend if you have Covid symptoms, a positive test result or are required to isolate.

    • Full terms and conditions available here

    Members get Priority Booking as well as exclusive extras for additional events. You can find out about Membership here.

    With your support, we can make brilliant theatre, tell stories, nurture new talent, and help as many people as possible get involved.


    Image of The Great Hall which links to the information about Visiting Us In Person

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR: Andy Barry

    PERFORMERS: The Royal Exchange Theatre's Elders and Young Company

  • Accessible Performances
  • CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 24 July, 7.00pm

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