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Just Down the Road: Monogamy

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York Theatre Royal, May 22 to 26

Olivier and Evening Standard award winner Janie Dee stars as the nation’s favourite TV cook living a private life in the public eye.

Charlie Brooks and Patrick Ryecart also star in the new state-of-the-nation comedy by Torben Betts.

They are joined by Jack Archer as Leo, Genevieve Gaunt as Amanda and Jack Sandle as Graeme.

Janie Dee is a Scarborough favourite. She starred in Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind and Comic Potential, written for her by Ayckbourn.

In Monogamy she plays TV cook Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook.

She 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?

Betts is also well known to Scarborough audiences. In 1999 Alan Ayckbourn invited him to be the resident dramatist at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

His play the National Joke premiered there and Invincible toured.

Tickets: 01904 623568