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A new play by Laura Wade
DIRECTOR Ross Jolly
10 Oct – 7 Nov
Preview 9 Oct
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm, Fri – Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm
$25 – $52
Early Bird tickets available
‘Being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it looks’
Judy is a picture-perfect ’50s housewife. She spends her days making the perfect devilled eggs, mixing the perfect Screwdrivers and being the perfect homemaker to her husband Johnny. They’re totally happy with their pastelhued life. The only problem is, it’s not the 1950s, it’s now, and their dream world is about to come crashing down in hilarious style.
In Laura Wade’s smart and engaging Home, I’m Darling, nostalgia isn’t what it used to be …and it constantly collides with present-day realities. Fresh from winning the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Home, I’m Darling is full of big laughs, big skirts and big questions. How can we cope with the pressures of modern life? What do we lose in the present when we pine for the past? And can you get stains out of a shirt with just lemon juice and baking soda?
This witty, highly original and thoughtprovoking comedy takes a look at the complexity of women’s choices and the dangers of nostalgia through distinctly rose-coloured glasses. Full of playful, breezy charm, it also packs a considerable punch.
‘A vicious satire with a heart of goldwrought with peculiar subtlety and intelligence’ — The Spectator
‘Laura Wade’s witty, and clever play rates five stars’ — Go London
‘An amusing, affecting, inspiring evening of soft gingham and hard truths’ — The Times UK
Part of WTF! 2020