The Wife of Willesden

April 1 – 16, 2023

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description In her debut play, bestselling author Zadie Smith—whose books include the Man Booker Prize-nominated novel On Beauty— gives us Alvita, a Jamaican-born British woman in her mid-50s holding court at a North West London pub. After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run, this modern translation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales comes to the Harvey Theater at BAM Strong. Directed by Indhu Rubasingham, with an ensemble cast starring Clare Perkins in a stunning, exhilarating performance, this exuberant and verbally inventive play showcases the pleasures of Smith’s quick wit. Rich with frank sexuality, it celebrates free expression and the human urge both to live stories and share them.
Identifier 2023s.00401
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerImogen Knight
director assistant/associateHannah Hauer-King, Jessica Mensah
fight directorKev McCurdy
lighting designerGuy Hoare
producer assistant/associateBen Davies
set designer/decorRobert Jones
stage managerMichael Medina
voice/dialect coachHazel Holder