The West End may be catching up with the times, but it's via characters who either live, or want to live, in the past. Read more
Starring Katherine Parkinson, Laura Wade's new play about a woman who aims to live an idealistic 1950s life as a housewife, will transfer to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre in January 2019. Tickets for this enthralling new play are on sale now.
Laura Wade made her National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd debuts with Home, I’m Darling, a new comedy about sex, cake and the quest to be a perfect 50s housewife. It centres on Judy, a proud housewife who leaves her job to fulfil her dream of becoming a full-time 1950s housewife. But what she strives for is the life of an easier time, and trying to achieve it inevitably takes its toll on her marriage and friendships.
Cast includes Katherine Parkinson, who may be best known for her role in the geeky Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd. She will be joined by Richard Harrington, Charlie Allen, Susan Brown, Ellie Burrow, Siubhan Harrison, Jane MacFarlane and Hywel Morgan
A National Theatre co-production with Theatr Clwyd, directed by Clwyd artistic director Tamara Harvey, who made her National Theatre directional debut, and designed by Anna Fleischle. The production opens in the West End following its world premiere at Theatr Clwyd in June, and in the Dorfman theatre the following month.
Home, I'm Darling tickets are available now.
Duke of York's Theatre Venue Information
Our Review of Home, I'm Darling
Prim, polished and proper: that’s what the 50s were all about, right? The husband made the money, and the wife stayed at home, cooked, cleaned and made sure the house was in order. That’s the world Laura Wade has created in her new play, Home, I’m Darling, a modern dissection of second- and fourth-wave feminism. That is until housewife Judy opens a drawer in the breakfast table and pulls out her Macbook. Read more