Home, I’m Darling (2022)

Home, I’m Darling

Written by Laura Wade | Directed by Owen Calvert-Lyons | Designed by Dawn Allsopp

 

They used to think that nostalgia was an affliction, did you know that? A neurological disease. Not a branding strategy for tea towels.

What makes a perfect marriage?

When Judy sets out to become the perfect 1950s housewife, the Martins are living the dream. Johnny has a beautiful wife, a beautiful home, and a promotion on the horizon. Judy is revelling in the joys of domesticity; making cakes, cocktails, and homemade marmalade. But cracks are starting to appear in this beautiful façade which threatens their domestic bliss.

Home, I’m Darling was first staged at The National Theatre in 2018, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and was nominated for the UK Theatre’s Best New Play.

Filled with 1950s music and dancing as these characters jive and lindy-hop their way around their pastel-soaked kitchen and open-plan living room. Laura Wade’s clever play doesn’t so much sing the praises of the good old days as show us that “nostalgia ain’t what it used to be”.

 

“Intelligent, entertaining, important”

The Stage (Full Review Here)

 

Cast

Rosanna Miles as Judy | Toby Manley as Johnny | Ellie Burrow as Fran | Charles Haggerty as Marcus | Hilary Harwood as Sylvia

 

Photos by Dan Cole Media

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