Monogamy

Monogamy

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The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre, Dovedon Productions and Eilene Davidson present

MONOGAMY

NATIONAL TOUR – May 2018
PARK THEATRE, LONDON – 6 Jun – 7 Jul 2018
A new comedy by Torben Betts

Starring Olivier & Evening Standard award winner Janie Dee

Directed by Alastair Whatley

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

Following the smash hit tours and New York transfer of Invincible, the Original Theatre Company are thrilled to present the world premiere of Torben Betts new comedy Monogamy.

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, Invincible).

Janie Dee as Caroline

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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The Details

Show, reviews, cast and production details

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.

‘The comedy simmers’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

‘Tension bubbles throughout this searing piece of satire’ ★★★★ Upper Circle

‘Betts paints a wonderfully lurid picture of the middle classes, juxtaposed with the fragility of those who serve them.’ The Stage

‘Betts shrewdly reminds us that fame offers no insulation against misfortune’  Michael Billington, The Guardian

‘Monogamy is so much more than meets the eye. It’s a riot that, for however many twisted reasons, will leave you beaming from ear-to-ear’ A Younger Theatre

‘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.’ ★★★★ West End Wilma

‘Son Leo, played to punchable perfection by Jack Archer, is a bracing sketch of how genuine grievance can happily coexist with sneery sanctimony.’ TimeOut

‘A play worth sinking your teeth into’ Theatre London

‘Betts shrewdly reminds us that fame offers no insulation against misfortune’ The Guardian

‘Genevieve Gaunt is very funny’ The Guardian

‘Patrick Ryecart is just plain hilarious’ Libby Purves

CAST

Caroline l Janie Dee

Leo l Jack Archer

Sally l Charlie Brooks

Amanda l Genevieve Gaunt

Mike l Patrick Ryecart

Graeme l Jack Sandle

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Alastair Whatley

Designer James Perkins

Lighting Chris Withers

Sound Max Pappenhiem

Casting Ellie Collyer-Bristow CDG

Producer  Tom Hackney for OTC

 

2 – 5 May

Festival Theatre, Malvern      

8 – 12 May

Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford      

15 – 19 May

Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

22 – 26 May

Theatre Royal, York    

28 May – 2 June

Theatre Royal Richmond

6 Jun – 7 Jul

Park Theatre, London            

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CAROLINE’S COOKBOOK

Try out your cooking skills with Caroline’s recipies…

Caroline's Cookbook

 

 

 

Productions Photos

A look a the cast in action…

 

 

Rehearsal Photos

A look behind the scenes…