White Teeth, the 2000 novel that catapulted young Kilburn-born Zadie Smith into a publishers' bidding war before winning a hoard of awards, revolves around the melting pot of cultures and chaos of characters in this little corner of North West London. Now the story comes to life where it all began, on Kilburn High Road.
'I couldn't be prouder than to know White Teeth has found a home at this new transformed space, a theatre so close to my heart and so essential to the community it serves,' Smith said of the stage adaption.
Playwright Stephen Sharkey and director Indhu Rubasingham collaborate on 'a musical re-telling of this sprawling epic about British identity'.
It's a book that's stuffed with life, packed with detail and depth, humour and pathos and we're intrigued to see how Smith's vibrant prose plays out in performance. Race, faith, family and chance weave through a story that's as epic as it is intimate. Children, parents and grandparents find negotiate their own identities and urges with the inherited culture and customs of immigrants.
If even a fraction of the energy and comedy on each page of White Teeth is translated to the stage, audiences are in for a treat.
|What||White Teeth, Kiln Theatre|
|Where||Kiln Theatre, 269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Kilburn (underground)|
26 Oct 18 – 22 Dec 18, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Price||£12.50 - £32.50|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|