Dark comedy, The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband, takes to The Playhouse

The next production from The Playhouse Theatre, Debbie Isitt’s “The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband” runs Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 July 2018


Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years, but as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing from Ken’s life with Hilary – young, slim, attractive and a vibrant free spirit – but his little fling quickly becomes desperately out of hand. Juggling the affections of two women, his world becomes a tangle of lies and deceit. After his initial denials of Hilary’s increasing suspicions, he is soon forced to confront the truth and leaves Hilary for Laura. Only one problem . . . Laura can’t cook.

L-R Corinna Leeder, Jem Clack, Diane Wyman

The black comedy is told through a series of flashbacks interspersed with the `last supper’ and is a highly entertaining and darkly comic exploration of jealousy, humiliation, deceit and betrayal which gives an entirely new meaning to the adage ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’.

Isitt‘s work beyond this stage play includes her Christmas comedy films trilogy ‘Nativity!, ‘Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger‘ and ‘Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?‘. She is also known for her BAFTA award-winning teleplay ‘The Illustrated Mum‘ and the feature films ‘Nasty Neighbours‘ and ‘Confetti‘. Isitt also directed the ITV series ‘Love and Marriage‘ in 2013

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband is directed by Ben Knight, who has previously directed Gaslight for Masque Youth Theatre, and worked with The Playhouse on Dodie Smith’s ‘Dear Octopus’. The show stars Corinna Leeder as Hilary, Diane Wyman as Laura and Jem Clack as Kenneth.


The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband runs at The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, Northampton, from Tues 10 to Sat 14 July 2018.

Tickets cost £9 and £8 for concessions and may be booked by telephoning the box office on 01604 627791 (answerphone) or by emailing playhousenorthampton@outlook.com
All details are on the theatre’s website at playhousenorthampton.com
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