Caroline’s Kitchen heads to Northampton before New York

Torben Betts’ biting comedy comes to Northampton’s Royal & Derngate from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 February 2019.


Caroline’s Kitchen, was staged earlier this year on tour and at Park Theatre, London, (under the title Monogamy), starring Janie Dee. Betts and his producers, Original Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Alastair Whatley, have reworked the play and, with a new cast led by Caroline Langrishe (Love Joy, Judge John Deed, Casualty and Doctors), Aden Gillett (Scrooge in A Christmas Carol for RSC this Christmas, Holby City and S3 of The Crown), James Sutton (Hollyoaks and Emmerdale) and Elizabeth Boag (further casting to be announced), will begin a new national tour on 24 January 2019 at Derby Theatre, running through to 13 April 2019 at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. This will be followed by an off-Broadway season in New York Spring 2019.

Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all: a sparkling career, a big house in fashionable North London, a (golf) loving husband, smart kids and the best kitchen money can buy. But beneath the immaculate furnishings and 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?

Betts’s dark domestic comedy examines how people in the public eye battle with the responsibility and demands of real life and, in true Betts style, it explores the dynamics of age, class, politics and marriage.

Original Theatre Company’s recent productions include national tours of The Habit of Art, Monogamy (Park Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest, Wait Until Dark, Invincible (New York and two UK tours), Emlyn Williams’s Night Must Fall, Terence Rattigan’s Flare Path (2015 & 2016) and the award-winning (2013, 2014 & 2015) tours of Sebastian Faulks’s Birdsong adapted by Rachel Wagstaff.


Caroline’s Kitchen runs from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 February 2019 at Royal & Derngate. Tickets are on sale now, from £11 each. Visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk for further details and to book.