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Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

The production will also see its New York première at the Harvey Theater at the BAM Strong in Brooklyn from 1 to 16 April 2023.

All new photos have been released from the revival of The Wife of Willesden at Kiln Theatre.

Kiln Theatre had previously announced 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.

The production will also see its 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.

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...

A play that celebrates the human knack for telling elaborate tales, especially about our own lives.

Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre

Photos: First Look at THE WIFE OF WILLESDEN at the Kiln Theatre



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