Booking now! The World Premiere of Zadie Smith’s debut play The Wife of Willesden

11 October 2021

The Wife of Willesden

Book your tickets now for the world premiere of critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, best-selling author Zadie Smith’s debut play The Wife of Willesden coming to Kiln Theatre in association with Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture.

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’s 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.

Zadie Smith makes her playwriting debut, transporting 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 new comedy up close, and very, very personal.

Strictly limited run.

Find out more and book your tickets here