The Comedy Caroline's Kitchen comes to Worthing Theatre

Worthing Theatre played host to Caroline's Kitchen, a comedy-drama brought to us by the Original Theatre company, renowned for their stunning sets and costumes, and it did not disappoint!

Caroline's Kitchen Synopsis

Caroline Mortimer, the nation’s favourite TV cook, has it all: a sparkling career, a big house in fashionable North London, 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’s dark domestic comedy examines how people in the public eye battle with the responsibility and demands of real life and, in true Betts style, it explores the dynamics of age, class, politics and marriage.

Caroline's Kitchen Review

The play is centred around the Kitchen of Caroline's home, and it tells the story of what goes on when the camera is off.  Giving us an insight into the life of Caroline, and all is not as perfect and calm off camera at it appears on.

The set is outstanding, and one soon believes we are in Caroline's home, from the many many wine bottles opened during the show to burnt dinners complete with smoke, to Caroline's book on the shelf and flying roast potatoes.

The actors are all first class and really know how to carry a scene with continual dialogue with larger than life stage presence.

The storyline itself tackles some very serious issues, but in a dark comedic way and you find yourself laughing and then wondering if you should have.  You begin to ask yourself if this is what stars of TV go through and how social media, influencers and reality TV stars really are just as broken as the rest of us when the cameras are turned off.

The show is approximately one hour and 35minutes, with an interval after 50 minutes, and I was quite shocked when this happened as I felt we'd only sat down for around 10 minutes, a true sign that I was really enjoying myself.

A great evening, with great company, in one of Worthing's wonderful venues, which truly comes alive when a theatrical show is being played.

Who stars in Caroline's Kitchen?

Caroline Langrishe is best known for her television roles as Charlotte Cavendish in Lovejoy, Georgina Channing in Judge John Deed, Marilyn Fox in Casualty and Judith Leicester in Doctors.

Aden Gillett is probably best known for his television roles as Jack Maddox in The House of Eliott and Edward Campbell in Holby City. He will be appearing in series three of The Crown. 

Jasmyn Banks played Alice Branning for two years in EastEnders and most recently appeared in A Very English Scandal.

Elizabeth Boag who played Dawn in Invincible

Tom England as seen in Death Trap

James Sutton who played John Paul McQueen in  Hollyoaks and Ryan Lamb in Emmerdale.

The show is running until Saturday 6th April at the Worthing Connaught Theatre before moving on to Colchester. 

Caroline’s Kitchen
Date: Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th April 2019
Times: Afternoon: 2.30pm Evening: 7.30pm
Venue: Connaught Theatre, Union Place, Worthing, BN11 1LG
Price:  £23.50 - £30.00 / Concession from £10 - £29
Box office: 01903 206 206 or online at


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