HCUK is pleased to invite its members to see a new play at Kiln Theatre


Adapted by Zadie Smith from Chaucer’s THE WIFE OF BATH






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.

Critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, best-selling author Zadie Smith (Radcliffe Fellow 2002-2003) makes her playwriting debut, transporting Chaucer’s The Wife of Bath to 21st Century North-West London.

Director Indhu Rubasingham invites you to take your seat at the bar, order a pint or two, and listen to this bawdy, beautiful new comedy up close, and very, very personal. The Kiln Theatre auditorium will be transformed into the infamous Sir Colin Campbell pub, complete with some pub tables in the stalls. 


Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Location: Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR

Time: Performance at 7:30 pm, followed by a post-show Q&A

Price: £25 for HCUK members; £35 for non-members (Band A seats)


Tickets must be purchased by 14th October after which time any unsold seats will be released.


HCUK has 22 seats reserved; 10 seats at pub tables (two tables of 3 and one table of 4) and 12 stalls seats in row L. You will be able to select your seat type at checkout. Table seats will be sold as whole tables. The seat plan can be seen here https://kilntheatre.com/whats-on/the-wife-of-willesden/book/417059.


Please note: All tickets will be charged at £35 due to the unusual set up of the tickets but HCUK members will be refunded the £10. 


Tickets will not be socially distanced. We respectfully ask that attendees are either fully vaccinated or have a negative lateral flow test within 24 hours of attending.