Nora slammed the door on a broken, obsolete system for us, and now a hundred years later we have this free, independent union that’s not answerable to the interventions of the state and thrives irrespective of it.

1959. 1988. 2019. 2042. Four couples intersect with a production of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.

When it comes to identity, gender and unrequited love, how do societal expectations and pressures change over time?

Samuel Adamson (The Light Princess, National Theatre, Gabriel, Shakespeare’s Globe) maps a constellation of four queer stories within four generations in one family. The world premiere of this captivating study of sexuality across the ages is directed by Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham.

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Wife running time: 
2 hours 25 minutes
Samuel Adamson
Indhu Rubasingham
Songs by:
David Shrubsole
Guy Hoare
Alex Caplen
Richard Kent
Diane Alison-Mitchell
Cast list:
Richard Cant, Karen Fishwick, Pamela Hardman, Joshua James, Calam Lynch, Sirine Saba

Kiln Theatre

269 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7JR
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+44 (0)20 7328 1000
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Despite being called Wife, this new play at the Kiln has nothing in common with The Father, The Mother and The Son, all of which were previously premiered at the same address and the last of which is set to transfer to the West End's Duke of York's this summer.

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