Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's

Customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
9
3.9 out of 5 stars
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
Format: Paperback|Change
Price:£8.89+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


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.
0Comment| 34 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 29 October 2016
I first encountered Debbie Isitt's work when I saw her performing in a play she had written about Rudolph Valentino. That was so good I remembered her name and years later I bought this. I haven't seen it performed, only read it, but it's a well thought out quirky deconstruction of the way people interact in relationships. The ex is always going to be there in the background and their influence reverberates into the new relationship. Debbie Isitt shows this here through the twin mediums of food and sex. For me it is an excellent play, but people who can't stand something different probably won't understand it.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 26 April 2013
This play is laugh out loud. It is fun and fresh and really moving at times. I saw a production of it in the West End starring Alison Steadman as Hilary and she was amazing in it.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 September 2013
Delivery was really quick along with the other plays alongside. The books were in great condition! I Would highly recommend!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 December 2016
Great book, Quick delivery.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 31 May 2014
It was too ambiguous ; It just would not happen in real life . Very abstract and macabre and dark
11 Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 27 March 2015
Quick delivery very good item
Thank you
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 March 2016
Excellent t
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 23 August 2009
The first thing I will say about this play is that the grammar is thoroughly appalling. And this is an issue that recurs throughout the text. If you have no patience for this sort of thing then I would strongly advice you stay well away from it. For a published play, this sort of thing should not happen. Monologues written entirely in block capitals and multiple exclamation marks leaves one wondering how exactly the author envisioned the piece originally be portrayed. I believe that such an apparent difficulty in conveying subtext through ill use of grammar may point to a very shallow understanding of human emotion - which certainly does not bode well for a play of this nature.
Isitt also seems quite undecided as to the message of the play in several places. Whether Isitt had penned a tale of feminism or wanted women to see how it was their own folly that brought about the undesirable behaviour in their male partners (which is brave indeed) I am still quite uncertain.
However, there are a lot of good monologues for women. There are at least a few that would make for acceptable audition pieces.
22 Comments| 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse


Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)