The Original Theatre Company and Ghost Light Productions have announced the world premiere of Torben Betts’s Monogamy which will embark on UK tour from the 2nd May 2018. 

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Ahead of a five week run at the Park Theatre in London, it has been announced that Torben Betts’s new play will embark on a short UK tour, visiting the Festival Theatre in Malvern from 2-5 May 2018, Yvonne Arnaud in Guildford from 8-12 May 2018 and York Theatre Royal from 22-26 May 2018. Further dates and venues have yet to be announced. 

It has also been announced that Janie Dee will star in the production directed by Alastair Whatley. The actress is currently appearing in the  National Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies. Her other stage credits include Carousel (National Theatre), Comic Potential (Lyric Shaftesbury) and Mack & Mabel (Criterion Theatre).

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 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?

Talking about the news playwright Torben Betts said: “I’m delighted that The Original Theatre Company and Ghost Light Theatre Production are producing my new play after they did such a fine job with their two touring productions of Invincible. I’m also very much looking forward to working with Janie Dee again after she starred in my adaptation of The Seagull at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre a few years ago. There are elements of that play in Monogamy, in that it’s about, amongst other things, the conflict between an unhappy middle-aged celebrity and her angry son who feels very much at war with the modern world.”

The production will feature design by James Perkins and lighting by Chris Withers. Further casting and creative team has yet to be announced.

For more information about the production visit: http://www.originaltheatre.com/portfolio-item/monogamy/

 

 

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