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Janie Dee to star in touring production of Torben Betts' Monogamy

The new play will tour venues across the UK next summer

Janie Dee
Janie Dee

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Two-time Olivier Award-winner Janie Dee will star in Torben Betts' play Monogamy, which will have a five-week run at the Park Theatre next summer after visiting locations across the UK.

Dee, who is currently starring in the National Theatre production of Follies, won two Olivier Awards for her performances in Comic Potential and in the National Theatre production of Carousel. Other credits include Mack & Mabel (Criterion Theatre), My One and Only (Piccadilly Theatre), Betrayal (Duchess Theatre), and Noises Off (The Old Vic).

Betts' play revolves around TV chef Caroline Mortimer (Dee), whose private life fractures despite having a very public profile. The rest of the cast will be announced soon.

Monogamy will be directed by Alastair Whatley, with design by James Perkins and lighting by Chris Withers. It will perform in Malvern, Guildford and York before a run in London, with more venues to be announced.

Betts' previous work includes an adaptation of The Seagull (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and Muswell Hill, also at the Park Theatre.

Monogamy runs at Malvern Theatre (2 to 5 May), Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford (8 to 12 May), Theatre Royal York (22 to 26 May) and the Park Theatre, London (6 June to 7 July).