THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN
ADAPTED BY ZADIE SMITH FROM CHAUCER’S THE WIFE OF BATH
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham; Designer Robert Jones
11 November - 24 December 2021
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.
Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, best-selling author 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.
ACCESS INFORMATION AND FACILITIES
The auditorium is currently reduced to 260 seats but audience members will not be distanced.
Two Socially Distanced performances where all bubbles are 1m+ apart on 2 and 9 December, 7.30pm.
Post Show Q&A and Supporter’s Evening: 23 November, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance (Socially Distanced): 2 December, 7.30pm
Audio Described (Socially Distanced): 9 December, 7.30pm
Kiln Gala: 10 December, 7.30pm