Brent 2020, London Borough of Culture, and Kiln Theatre today announces The Wife of Willesden, the world premiere of Zadie Smith’s debut play adapted from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, and NW Trilogy, three short plays by Moira Buffini, Suhayla El-Bushra and Roy Williams – proudly part of 2020.
Tickets On Sale
Kiln Card priority booking: Monday 9 March, 11am
Public booking: Monday 16 March, 11am
THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN
Adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s THE WIFE OF BATH
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham; Designer Robert Jones
10 September – 31 October
‘Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend.
She plays many roles round here. And never
Scared to tell the whole of her truth, whether
Or not anyone wants to hear it. Wife
Of Willesden: pissed enough to tell her life
Story to whoever has ears and eyes…’
The world première of Zadie Smith’s The Wife of Willesden comes to Kiln Theatre for a strictly limited run. Based on Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath, this irreverent, bawdy and beautiful new comedy celebrates the life and times of one of literature’s most beloved characters.
Three short plays by Moira Buffini, Suhayla El-Bushra and Roy Williams
Kiln Theatre Associate Directors Taio Lawson and Susie McKenna direct.
20 November – 19 December
In the tradition of The Great Game: Afghanistan and Women, Power and Politics, Kiln Theatre presents a unique evening of three independent stories with common roots in Brent. Together, these kaleidoscopic stories re-investigate the different neighbourhoods of our local area and celebrate the important local events and people that went on to change this country.
Presented as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture, Brent 2020 with support from the Airbnb Community Tourism Programme.