Kiln Theatre today announces a two-week extension for Zadie Smith’s critically acclaimed smash-hit The Wife of Willesden due to public demand – now running at Kiln Theatre until Saturday 11 February 2023. Directed by Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham, the production sees Clare Perkins reprising her role as Alvita.
Kiln Theatre also announces the production’s New York première at the Harvey Theater at the BAM Strong in Brooklyn from 1 to 16 April 2023. This follows the already announced stateside dates at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University from February 25 to 18 March.
Indhu Rubasingham said today, “We are thrilled today to be extending the run of Zadie’s adaptation of The Wife of Willesden, and have been delighted by the enthusiasm shown by audiences for its return to Kiln. For this piece, proudly set in Brent, to be heading to both Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the American Repertory Theatre (ART) is extremely exciting – and we can’t wait to continue the journey from Kiln to the USA!”
Further casting includes: Marcus Adolphy (Winston/Mandela/Black Jesus), George Eggay (Pastor/Eldridge), Andrew Frame (Ian/Socrates/Bartosz), Troy Glasgow (Darren/Young Maroon), Claudia Grant (Polly/Sophie), Nikita Johal (Asma/Kelly), Scott Miller (Ryan/Colin), Jessica Murrain (Author/Zaire/Queen Nanny), Ellen Thomas (Aunty P/Old Wife) and Sophie Cartman (Understudy Alvita & Aunty P/Old Wife – US Only)