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The Wife of Willesden

The Wife of Willesden

North American Premiere

Recommended for grades 9+.

Recommended for grades 9+.

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February

Saturday

February 25

7:30PM ET

Sunday

February 26

7:30PM ET

Tuesday

February 28

7:30PM ET

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March

Wednesday

March 1

7:30PM ET

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Thursday

March 2

7:30PM ET

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Friday

March 3

7:30PM ET

Saturday

March 4

2PM ET

Saturday

March 4

7:30PM ET

Sunday

March 5

2PM ET

Tuesday

March 7

7:30PM ET

Wednesday

March 8

7:30PM ET

Thursday

March 9

7:30PM ET

Free tickets are available with RSVP as part of Harvard ArtsThursdays.

Friday

March 10

7:30PM ET

From: $80.00
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Saturday

March 11

2PM ET

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for Audio Description or Open Captioning, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Saturday

March 11

7:30PM ET

From: $85.00
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Sunday

March 12

2PM ET

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Wednesday

March 15

10AM ET

Sold Out

Tickets may still be available for school groups. Please email Groups@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300 for availability.

Wednesday

March 15

7:30PM ET

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.
From: $80.00
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If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Thursday

March 16

7:30PM ET

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.

If you are interested in seats for Audio Description or Open Captioning, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Friday

March 17

7:30PM ET

From: $60.00
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This performance will be relaxed.

The Wife of Willesden is a celebration of community and local legends, of telling a good story and living a life worth telling.

The Guardian

Glorious…Zadie Smith and Indhu Rubasingham have concocted a stunning piece of freewheeling stagecraft. Clare Perkins is magnificent.

The Times of London

A proper local legend, Alvita will tell her life story to anyone in the local West London 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? It’s an epic poem. They call her the Wife of Willesden. Join her for an evening that celebrates the human knack for telling elaborate tales, especially about our own lives. Winner of the 2022 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning best-selling author Zadie Smith transforms an excerpt from Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales into the unbelievable—and unforgettable.

 

Adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath
Directed by Indhu Rubasingham
A Kiln Theatre Production

Notable dates

Opening Night: 3/2
ASL Interpreted: 3/12 at 2PM & 3/15 at 7:30PM
Audio Described: 3/11 at 2PM & 3/16 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: 3/11 at 2PM & 3/16 at 7:30PM
Relaxed: 3/17 at 7:30PM

Production Sponsor
The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust
Additional Production Support
Brenda and Kevin Jarrell

Ticket Offers

All Discounts

Standard tickets start at $30, and discounts are available to students and ticket-buyers under the age of 25, Blue Star families, EBT card holders, seniors, Harvard faculty and staff, and others.

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Credits

Creative Team

Adapted by

Zadie Smith

Director

Indhu Rubasingham

Designer

Robert Jones

Lighting Designer

Guy Hoare

Composition and Sound Designer

Ben and Max Ringham

Associate Director

Hannah Hauer-King

Associate Set Designer

Ben Davies

Associate Costume Designer

Kinnetia Isidore

Casting Director

Julia Horan CDG

Movement Director

Imogen Knight

Fight Director

Kev McCurdy

Voice & Dialect Coach

Hazel Holder

Cast

Marcus Adolphy

Winston/Mandela/Black Jesus

Marcus Adolphy

Marcus Adolphy

Winston/Mandela/Black Jesus

Marcus Adolphy

Understudy for Alvita and Aunty P/Old Wife

Sophie Cartman

Understudy for Alvita and Aunty P/Old Wife

Sophie Cartman

Goerge Eggay

Pastor/Eldridge

George Eggay

Goerge Eggay

Pastor/Eldridge

George Eggay

Andrew Frame

Ian/Socrates/Bartosz

Andrew Frame

Andrew Frame

Ian/Socrates/Bartosz

Andrew Frame

Troy Glasgow

Darren/Young Maroon

Troy Glasgow

Troy Glasgow

Darren/Young Maroon

Troy Glasgow

Claudia Grant

Polly/Sophie

Claudia Grant

Claudia Grant

Polly/Sophie

Claudia Grant

Nikita Johal

Asma/Kelly

Nikita Johal

Nikita Johal

Asma/Kelly

Nikita Johal

Scott Miller

Ryan/Colin

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

Ryan/Colin

Scott Miller

Jessica Murrain

Author/Zaire/Queen Nanny

Jessica Murrain

Jessica Murrain

Author/Zaire/Queen Nanny

Jessica Murrain

Clare Perkins

Alvita, The Wife of Willesden

Clare Perkins

Clare Perkins

Alvita, The Wife of Willesden

Clare Perkins

Ellen Thomas

Aunty P/Old Wife

Ellen Thomas

Ellen Thomas

Aunty P/Old Wife

Ellen Thomas