JOHN NATHAN

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE - White Teeth

Kiln The­atre

FOR THE denizens of north Lon­don, Zadie Smith’s de­but novel of 2000 is lo­cal lit­er­a­ture. It has land­marks that in­clude Kil­burn, Crick­le­wood and Baker Street. But the book’s achieve­ment is in com­bin­ing this fa­mil­iar set­ting with a nar­ra­tive sweep that em­braces Lon­don’s cul­tures and three gen­er­a­tions of fam­ily go­ing back to the grand­fa­thers of Smith’s hero­ine, den­tist Rosie Jones.

Played in this new adap­ta­tion by the like­able Amanda Wilkin, Rosie finds that she is preg­nant and is soon plunged into a coma by Caribbean Mad Mary, the shaman of Kil­burn High

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