The Woman who Cooked her Husband

By Debbie Isitt at The Mill Arts Centre, 24th to 27th November 2021. Buy Tickets Now.

The Woman who Cooked her Husband will be directed by Chrissie Garrett. Chrissie directed The Crucible in 2016, The Cripple of Inishmaan in 2018 and our recent award winning Festival Play Contractions.


Hilary Linda Shaw
KennethAndrew Parsons
Laura Zara Walton

The Play

Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years. But as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing from Ken’s life with Hilary – young, slim, attractive and a vibrant free spirit – but his little fling quickly becomes desperately out of hand. Juggling the affections of two women, his world becomes a tangle of lies and deceit. Ken denies Hilary’s increasing suspicions. Forced to confront the truth he leaves Hilary for Laura. Only one problem – Laura can’t cook.

As time passes, Kenneth mourns the loss of Sunday roasts and haute cuisine, and the comforts of the settled life he once knew. When Hilary invites Ken and Laura over for dinner, he readily accepts, unaware of what delicacies Hilary plans to serve. Told through a series of flashbacks. Highly entertaining exploration of the old adage “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”!

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Press Releases

Could you be our Elvis (or Hilary or Kenneth or Laura)? – Audtions for The Woman who Cooked her Husband. – January 2020
Banbury Guardian auditions 21 January 2020.