Playwright Samuel Adamson (The Light Princess National Theatre, All About My Mother Old Vic) explores the shifting concept of marriage and sexuality for four couples across four generations, spanning 1959, 1988, 2019 and ending in 2042.
This web of queer stories is connected by a production of A Doll's House.
Nora, the character at the core of Ibsen's classic, walks out on her husband and children. It caused a sensation when it opened in 1879 and all these years later, the act still feels like a damning indictment of marriage itself.
Reflecting on the theme of a wife feeling stifled by her marriage, Adamson begins his play with Daisy, a women torn between a moral obligation to stay with her husband and the deep desire to run away with her lover, Suzannah. Daisy's decision has repercussions for future generations.
Director and head of the Kiln Indhu Rubasingham brings her extensive experience and expertise to this world premiere, and the cast is made up of stage regulars including Richard Cant (Hamlet, RSC; My Night with Reg, Donmar Theatre), Olivier-nominee Karen Fishwick (Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Duke of York's Theatre) and Joshua James (Lady Windermere's Fan, Vaudeville Theatre).
|What||Wife, Kiln Theatre|
|Where||Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Kilburn High Road (overground)|
30 May 19 – 06 Jul 19, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£10 - £32.50|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|