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White Teeth​​​​

Kiln Theatre, 2018

"You're in Kilburn. Melting pot where nothing’s actually melted. It’s all just kinda stuck together at the bottom in a gooey mess."


Rosie Jones, the Iqbal twins, their parents, their grandparents, Mad Mary and an avalanche of other characters who make up the everyday chaos of Kilburn High Road come together in an extraordinary revelry of NW6. An epic comedy with music and dance, this theatrical rollercoaster takes us on a fast-paced journey through history, different cultures and chance encounters.

Zadie Smith’s breakthrough novel is adapted for the stage by acclaimed playwright Stephen Sharkey and directed by Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham in a major world premiere.



Ayesha Antoine
Michele Austin
Philip Bird

Matthew Churcher

Ayesha Dharker

Naomi Frederick

Tony Jawawardena

Richard Lumsden

Nenda Neurer

Karl Queensborough

Sid Sagar

Zoe West

Amanda Wilkin

Assad Zaman


Creative Team

Director: Indhu Rubasingham
Playwright: Stephen Sharkey
Movement Direction: Polly Bennet

Composer: Paul Englishby 
Design: Tom Piper 
Lighting: Oliver Fenwick

Sound Design: Carolyn Downing 

Casting: Briony Barnett


Praise for WHite Teeth

A rich mix of multicultural family life & music
Financial Times

A riot of colour, movement and music and indeed life
New European

Sit back and enjoy
Ham and High

Delectably funny
The Independent

Fun, entertaining and thoughtful
Asian Culture Vulture

Director Indhu Rubasingham keeps the action flowing
The Londonist

Big, colourful, joyful
The Stage

Kiln theatre couldn’t be a more perfect place for it
Time Out

Energetic and full of heart
Evening Standard

Absolutely superb cast … pure enjoyment

Full of light and colour

Entertaining, wholesome feel good riotous night of fun and laughter



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