The Wife of Willesden
14 Dec 22 – 28 Jan 23

Adapted by Zadie Smith
Kiln Theatre

The Wife of Willesden - Adapted by Zadie Smith,  Kiln Theatre
The Wife of Willesden – Adapted by Zadie Smith, Kiln Theatre

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run in 2021, Alvita, The Wife of Willesden returns for one more round at the bar.

A proper local legend. Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend. Alvita will tell her life story to anyone in the pub – there’s no shame in her game. The question is: are you ready to hear it? Because this woman’s got the gift of the gab: she can rewrite mistakes into triumphs, turn pain into parables, and her love life an epic poem. They call her The Wife of Willesden…

A play that celebrates the human knack for telling elaborate tales, especially about our own lives.

Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, best-selling author Zadie Smith‘s ‘irresistibly rambunctious’ (The Telegraph) The Wife of Willesden transports Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath to 21st Century North West London.

Director Indhu Rubasingham invites you to take your seat at the bar, order a pint or two, and listen to this bawdy, beautiful comedy up close, and very, very personal.

The Kiln Theatre auditorium will be transformed into a local London pub, complete with pub tables in the stalls.

The cast includes Clare Perkins and Ellen Thomas.

NEED TO KNOW: The Wife of Willesden is at Kiln Theatre from 14 Dec 22 – 28 Jan 23 | Age guidance 14+