The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre and Eilene Davidson in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

Monogamy

By Torben Betts

Directed by Alastair Whatley

 

Starring Olivier and Evening Standard award winner Janie Dee.

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). 

Praise for Monogamy at Park Theatre 

★★★★ The Daily Mail

'Tension bubbles throughout this searing piece of satire' - ★★★★ Upper Circle 

'A mix of kitchen sink realism with a pinch of black humour and a bit of Tarantino thrown in for good measure, Monogamy is sure to leave audiences on a knife-edge throughout.' ★★★★ Upper Circle

'Torben Betts has a deft way of writing biting satire, occasionally touched with the complete absurd, which offers a devastating take down of the world in which we live today.' WhatsOnStage

'Dee delivers a meticulously observed study of a woman on the edge of a breakdown.' The Stage

'Charlie Brooks is very good' WhatsOnStage

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

'Genevieve Gaunt is very funny' The Guardian

'Patrick Ryecart, whose eye-bulging performance as golf-playing banker Mike is an unhinged delight.' TimeOut 

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

'A play worth sinking your teeth into' Theatre London

'Excellent performances' The Stage

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

Praise for the Playwright 

'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

Praise for Monogamy on tour 

'Sharper than one of Gordon Ramsay's kitchen knives' Malvern Gazette

'Baked to perfection' Bromsgrove Advertiser

'A plate full of belly laughs' ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions

'A new adult, dark comedy from the talented Torben Betts' ★★★★ Aston Abbots Chronicle

'The play is witty and sharp, with lots of clever laugh out loud lines especially with Patrick Ryecart giving a brilliant portrayal of Caroline’s very un-PC husband Mike.' UK Theatre Network

'It had me laughing all the way through' Reviews, Blogs and Thoughts

'Fantastically acted and really well put together' Jasmine Storm, It’s A Wonderful Life

 

Please be aware that this performance contains simulated violence, adult themes, haze & strobe-effect lighting.