Globe critic Peter Grant books a seat for the drama Caroline's Kitchen which opens at the Everyman next month.

ADEN Gillett is still stopped in the street and remembered for one of his own classic TV roles.

He played Jack Maddox, the 1920s society photographer, in House of Eliot, which was a TV ratings-winner in the early '90s.

Since then he has worked on so many diverse stage and screen productions at home and abroad.

The Holby City star is currently writing a play and a film.

"I go where the work takes me," says the modest, much-in-demand RADA-trained star who was a big hit in Holby City as Edward Campbell, a clever anaesthetist with he says a 'libido like a bolting horse.'

Born John Aden Gillett in Yemen 60 years ago, (he is named after the city of Aden) he is looking forward to walking the famous Everyman boards.

"I was in Liverpool at the Playhouse in 1986 with Cheek and Jowl company and haven't been back on Merseyside since.

"I remember walking around the Everyman and loved the feel - something unique about it.

"I don't know what it's like now, since the refurbishment, but I know it still carries the Everyman legacy."

He recently starred in Channel Four's biting drama documentary Brexit - The Uncivil War.

What does he make of the whole mess?

"Don't get me started," he says with a laugh.

"I played the American businessman Robert Mercer, who helped fund Donald Trump.

"I was pleased to be part of that drama documentary - you could get something out of it no matter what side you voted for."

Aden has, in the past, worked with Harry Enfield and will be seen later this year in the hugely-successful series The Crown and he has appeared with Eddie Izzard (also born in Yemen) in the film Shadow of a Vampire.

This week Aden finished a run as Scrooge in the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Christmas Carol in Stratford -Upon-Avon.

So there's so much more to recognise him in the street for than House of Eliot.

At the Everyman he plays a bullying husband in Caroline's Kitchen written by Torben Betts, a graduate of the University of Liverpool.

His on-stage wife is the nation's favourite TV cook Caroline Mortimer who has everything in life ... or does she?

Then one night an unexpected visitor arrives and while tempers simmer the emotional heat is turned up.

More than cookies crumble.

Caroline is played by Caroline Langrishe, famous for her roles in Lovejoy and Judge John Deed.

Aden says the writing is sharp creating a powerful, dark scenario for the six-strong cast also featuring Emmerdale and Hollyoaks star Janes Sutton.

"People may remember a 2013 photo of TV cook Nigella Lawson making headline news coming out of a restaurant with her then husband grabbing her around the neck. It is that seed of a idea that we worked on two and a half years ago.

"A black comedy that is very funny.

"It's like music. When all the notes hit – wow!"

Aden who lives in Wilshire, says that he will try and do some sight-seeing during his Liverpool run.

"I recall I did the ferry across the Mersey 33 years ago. Lots of catching up to do’’

After Merseyside the cast will be heading off to London and New York.

So if you want a play that is dark and tasty - book now for Caroline's Kitchen.

It will appeal to everyone who likes black comedy - the proof, says Aden, is in the pudding.

It is at the Everyman Theatre from February 19-23.

Tickets are from the box office on 0151 709 4776.