Caroline’s Kitchen, Life and Times of John Le Mesurier, Avenue Q
Caroline’s Kitchen – tour starts 24 January
Torben Betts’s dark domestic comedy Caroline’s Kitchen looks at how celebrity is at odds with real life.
Caroline Langrishe plays Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, who apparently has it all.
She is joined by Jasmyn Banks, Tom England, Aden Gillett, James Sutton and Elizabeth Boag.
Torben Betts's other credits include Invincible, The Unconquered which won the Critics’ Award Best New Play 2006/07, Muswell Hill, What Falls Apart and adaptations of Chekhov's The Seagull and Get Carter.
Caroline’s Kitchen is a reworking of Torben Betts' play Monogamy. It is directed by Alastair Whatley and produced by Tom Hackney for The Original Theatre Company, Ghost Light Theatre Productions and Eilene Davidson.
Caroline’s Kitchen visits Derby Theatre, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Assembly Hall Theatre Tunbridge Wells, Royal & Derngate Northampton, Everyman Theatre Liverpool, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham, Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne, Theatre Royal Bath, Connaught Theatre Worthing and Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Do You Think That’s Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier – tour starts 25 January
Multi-award-winning writer and performer Julian Dutton takes his Edinburgh sell-out show on tour.
Do You Think That’s Wise? is an affectionate tribute to comedy actor and quintessential English gentleman John Le Mesurier who became a household name playing Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army.
Le Mesurier was married to Hattie Jacques and was close friends with Tony Hancock—all three of them stars of the 'Golden Age' of Classic British comedy.
Amongst Julian Dutton's awards are a British Comedy Award, a BAFTA and a Radio Academy Gold Award. He co-created and co-wrote the BBC series Pompidou which starred Matt Lucas and wrote and performed with Alistair McGowan in The Big Impression.
Other writing credits include CBBC's Scoop, The Harpoon, Truly Madly Bletchley and with Bill Dare The Secret World.
Do You Think That’s Wise? visits Bear Pit Theatre Stratford Upon Avon, Chipping Norton Theatre, Halifax Square Chapel Arts Centre, Swindon Arts Centre, Astor Theatre Deal, The Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone, Kettering Arts Centre, South Holland Centre Spalding, The Ropewalk Barton Upon Humber, The Roses Theatre Tewkesbury, The Woodville Gravesend, Angles Theatre Wisbech, Coalville Century Theatre Leicester, The Quay Theatre Sudbury, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre Walton On Thames, Artrix Bromsgrove, The Capitol Horsham, The Broadway Letchworth, Darwen Library Theatre Blackburn, Brindley Studio Theatre Runcorn, The Plough Arts Centre Torrington, Acorn Theatre Penzance, Museum Of Comedy London, Bloomsbury Theatre London, Southend Jokers and Barnsley The Lamproom.
Avenue Q – tour starts 25 January
The potty-mouthed puppets are back on the road for a fourth tour.
This Tony Award-winning musical is created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and includes the songs "The Internet is for Porn" and "Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist".
Cressida Carré directs a cast made up of Megan Armstrong, Jasmine Beel, Ellis Dackombe, Chloe Gentles, Nicholas Mclean, Robbie Noonan, Saori Oda, Cecily Redman, Lawrence Smith, Oliver Stanley and Tom Steedon.
The puppets are designed by Paul Jomain of Q Puppets with puppet coaching by Nigel Plaskitt.
The producers are Selladoor Worldwide and Showtime Theatre Productions in association with Richard Darbourne Limited.
Avenue Q visits Kings Theatre Portsmouth, Wimbledon New Theatre, New Alexandra Birmingham, Chester Storyhouse, Basildon Towngate, Derby Theatre, Bradford Alhambra, Marlowe Theatre Canterbury, Wirral Floral Pavilion, Cheltenham Everyman, Reading Hexagon, Ipswich Regent Theatre, Dunstable Grove Theatre, Gaiety Theatre Dublin, Leicester Haymarket, Edinburgh Kings Theatre, Brighton Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton Grand, Cardiff New Theatre, Glasgow Kings Theatre, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Sheffield Lyceum and Belfast Waterfront Theatre.