The Original Theatre Company
Award-winning, UK Based Touring Theatre Company
The Original Theatre Company (OTC), under the Artistic Direction of Alastair Whatley, announces its most ambitious season yet, with an original commission (Caroline’s Kitchen), a European premiere (Napoli, Brooklyn), a first revival (The Night Watch) and a 30thanniversary production and first revival (Valued Friends).
The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre and Eilene Davidson present
SPRING TOUR 2019 & NEW YORK TRANSFER
A comedy by Torben Betts
Directed by Alastair Whatley
Caroline Mortimer is the nation’s favourite TV cook.
In the glow of the studio lights, she has it all – a sparkling career, a big house, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy.
But when the camera turns off the truth comes out and when an unexpected guest disrupts a night of celebration there is more to spill than the wine…
Welcome to Caroline’s Kitchen…
Direct from its hit London run this searing, sharp, state of the nation comedy is on national tour this Spring ahead of a New York transfer..
Starring CAROLINE LANGRISHE (Lovejoy, Judge John Deed), ADEN GILLETT (The House of Eliott), JASMYN BANKS (EastEnders), ELIZABETH BOAG (Invincible), TOM ENGLAND (Death Trap) and JAMES SUTTON (Emmerdale, Hollyoaks),
‘The comedy simmers’ DAILY MAIL (CRITIC’S CHOICE) ★★★★
‘Betts paints a wonderfully lurid picture of the middle classes, juxtaposed with the fragility of those who serve them.’ THE STAGE
‘It is an acerbic, often laugh-out-loud take on marriage, privilege and class, and it is well worth a ticket to see the ending alone, because reader, I gasped.’ WESTEND WILMA ★★★★
‘Makes you laugh when you really think you shouldn’t… it’s hilarious’ JENNI MURRAY, RADIO 4
The Original Theatre Company present the European Premiere of
PARK THEATRE, LONDON – 13 June – 13 July 2019
Written by Meghan Kennedy
Directed by Lisa Blair
1960, Brooklyn, New York.
The Muscolinos have raised three proud and passionate daughters,each of them bonded by a fierce love for one another and harbouring a secret longing longing that could tear the family apart.
When an earth-shattering event rocks their Park Slope neighbourhood, life comes to a screeching halt and the Muscolino sisters are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative and poignant portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.
This Original Theatre Company are proud to stage the European premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s enthralling coming-of-age tale, directed by Lisa Blair whose recent credits include a five star revival of Jerusalem.
Starring Hannah Bristow (Jane Eyre, National Theatre), Robert Cavanah (Shetland, Outlanderand The Royal), Mona Goodwin (Black Mirror), Stephen Hogan (The Tudors, Primeval), Georgia May Foote (Coronation Street, Grange Hill), Laurie Ogden (To Kill a Mockingbird), Gloria Onitiri (Brighton Rock, Hadestown) and Madeleine Worrall (Peter Pan, Jane Eyre National Theatre).
“Vivid, emotional and authentic.” Time Out New York (Broadway production, 2017)
“You’re going to remember your heart jumping into your throat. Incredible.” Theater Mania (Broadway production, 2017)
“Drama in the tradition of Arthur Miller, Arnold Wesker and John Osborne… engrossing.” Theater Scene (Broadway production, 2017)
“This is how you grow playwrights.” The New York Times(Broadway production, 2017)
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The Original Theatre Company has shown great tenacity and resourcefulness to flourish since its creation back in 2004
Without any public money. We have made it work on our own terms through nothing short of blind faith, endless perseverance and sheer determination.
However, as we embark on the next stage of our journey to bring barn-storming, large scale theatre to audiences from all walks of life, all over the country, we need all the help that we can muster… and this is where our ‘friends’ join the fray.