The Wife of Willesden
Opens Dec 14 1h 40m
The Wife of Willesden
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Multi-award-winning author Zadie Smith's playwriting debut.

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Critic Reviews (4)

Time Out London
November 19th, 2021
For a previous production

You could make a case for ‘The Wife of Willesden’ as the world’s coolest Middle English lecture: even if you don’t feel like you’ve learned about Chaucer, you will have done.
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The London Evening Standard
November 18th, 2021
For a previous production

Indhu Rubasingham’s production is full of brio and unpretentiously immersive, the supporting ensemble enlisting our sympathy with sidelong glances and sheepish grins. This is a bizarre and uneven evening, but in a good way.
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The Guardian (UK)
November 18th, 2021
For a previous production

Presented in association with Brent Borough of Culture, The Wife of Willesden is a celebration of community and local legends, of telling a good story and living a life worth telling. Not bad for an original text that’s 600 years old.
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The Arts Desk
November 19th, 2021
For a previous production

In The Wife of Willesden, [Zadie Smith's] debut play, a modern version of one of the Canterbury Tales, Smith’s talent for mixing high and low is at full power.
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