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MONOGAMY

A NEW COMEDY BY TORBEN BETTS

Starring Olivier & Evening Standard award winner Janie Dee

Park Theatre & National Tour Spring 2018

With Jack Archer (Quaint Honour), Charlie Brooks (EastEnders), Genevieve Gaunt (The Royals), Patrick Ryecart (Poldark), Jack Sandle (The Tudors)

Monogamy means sharing your life with one person, but what if you shared your kitchen with 5.6 million?

Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all – a sparkling career, a big house in Highgate, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy.

But beneath the immaculate furnishings, studio lighting and away from the glare of the ever-present cameras – Caroline must face the looming collision of living a private life in the public eye. What happens when the cameras turn off and the truth comes out?

A searing, sharp, state of the nation comedy from one of the UK’s most exciting playwrights, Torben Betts (Muswell Hill, Park Theatre).

Olivier and Evening Standard award-winner Janie Dee will star as Caroline. Critically acclaimed for her roles on stage and screen, Janie Dee has worked closely with many leading playwrights including Alan Ayckbourn, Michael Frayn and Harold Pinter and is currently starring in the National Theatre’s production of Follies.

“An uncommonly talented playwright” Time Out

“Torben Betts is the most exciting theatre writing talent I have come across in many a year” Alan Ayckbourn

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Coming Soon…

The Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal present

ALAN BENNETT’S

THE HABIT OF ART

Directed by Philip Franks

Starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland

National Tour Autumn 2018

I thought it unlikely that he would be able to equal the success of The History Boys (2004) but The Habit of Art is another absolute cracker, often wonderfully and sometimes filthily funny, but also deeply and unexpectedly moving.” Daily Telegraph

Alan Bennett is one our greatest and most celebrated playwrights, with a cavalcade of stage and screen blockbusters including The History Boys, The Madness of King George and Talking Heads. He is applauded as a genius for his sharp character observations and treasured for the way he beautifully balances wit, wistfulness and compassion.

In The Habit of Art, Bennett gives us a play about a meeting between the poet WH Auden and the composer Benjamin Britten.

Exploring friendship, rivalry and heartache this multi layered masterpiece examines the joy, pain and emotional cost of creativity.

This production directed by Philip Franks marks the first ever revival of the play and stars the Olivier Award winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and MenToast and Pride and Prejudice) and David Yelland (Chariots of Fire and The Crown).

Deeply moving.” The Guardian

Hilariously provocative.” The Independent

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