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The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
by Debbie Isitt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.00

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bizarre and witty account of marital breakdown, 26 July 2001
Kenneth is a man with a weakness for fatty foods and skinny women. His mid-life crisis forces him to favour the latter, so he trades in Hilary - his stoic wife of twenty years - for the younger, prettier, slimmer (and more culinary-challenged) Laura. However, he quickly regrets his rash decision and finds himself torn between the delights of Laura's bedroom and Hilary's kitchen. The three eventually meet for a 'let's all be grown-ups' meal round at Hilary's, where Kenneth discovers he can no longer have his cake and eat it, as the women regain control... This play sounds bizarre and is, but it also says a lot about human weakness, loyalty, and the consequences of selfishness. It's also extremely funny, with such classic lines as "go and have deep throat sex and leave me here in my sparkling kitchen!"
NB: The play contains some excellent female monologues which make great audtion pieces.


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