NEWS: Kiln Theatre Announces Full Casting for Return of The Wife of Willesden

Zadie Smith’s play returns to the Kiln Theatre from the 14th December until the 28th January.

Full casting has been announced for The Wife of Willesden, adapted from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath by Zadie Smith and directed by the Kiln Theatre’s Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham.

Clare Perkins reprises her role as Alvita, The Wife of Willesden, alongside Marcus Adolphy as Winston/Mandela/Black Jesus, George Eggay as Pastor/Eldridge, Andrew Frame as Ian/Socrates/Bartosz, Troy Glasgow as Darren/Young Maroon, Claudia Grant as Polly/Sophie, Nikita Johal as Asma/Kelly, Scott Miller as Ryan/Colin, Jessica Murrain as Author/Zaire/Queen Nanny and Ellen Thomas as Aunty P/Old Wife. 

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’s an epic poem. They call her The Wife of Willesden…

Having originally played at the theatre in 2021, the production returns to the theatre for a limited run from December.

As well as being directed by Indhu Rubasingham, the creative team behind the production includes: designs by Robert Jones; lighting design by Guy Hoare;composition and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham;associate director Hannah Hauer-King; associate costume design by Kinnetia Isidore; casting by Julia Horan CDG; movement direction by Imogen Knight; fight direction by Kev McCurdy; voice & dialect coach Hazel Holder.

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