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Both hilarious and prescient, Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling is everything you could want from a night at the theatre. The play transfers to Duke of York’s Theatre with Katherine Parkinson reprising her starring role.

Laura Wade's acclaimed play Home, I'm Darling transfers to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre before continuing on tour. A collaboration between Theatr Clwyd and the National Theatre, this clever comedy probes marriage, fantasy and domesticity with no shortage of charisma. Tamara Harvey directs, with Katherine Parkinson reprises her starring role.

Presiding over an immaculate 1950s-style household, Judy puts everything she's got into embodying the perfect housewife. Her love of the bygone era isn't that strange; surely all married couples need a slice of fantasy in their lives? But maintaining the status of domestic goddess isn't all that simple, and there are almost imperceptible cracks in that pristine veneer.

Playwright Laura Wade’s recent works for the stage include Posh at the Royal Court Theatre and Alice at the Sheffield Crucible. She counts a Critics' Circle Theatre Award and a Pearson Playwrights Best Play Award among her accolades.

Katherine Parkinson is known for her starring roles in cult comedy The IT Crowd, as well as dramas such as Humans. Her most recent theatre credits include Before the Party at the Almeida Theatre and Dead Funny at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Onstage with Parkinson is Richard Harrington, who reprises the role of her onstage husband Johnny. Sara Gregory also returns, in the role of Alex. Further casting features Susan Brown, Charlie Allen, Ellie Burrow, Siubhan Harrison, Hywel Morgan and Jane MacFarlane.

Tamara Harvey is Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director. Some of her most recent theatre directing credits are Pride and Prejudice at the Sheffield Crucible, From Here To Eternity in London's West End and The Kitchen Sink at the Bush Theatre.

The eye-popping set is courtesy of designer Anna Fleischle. Sound design comes from Tom Gibbons, lighting design from Lucy Carter and choreography from Charlotte Broom. Hannah Noone is staff director and Christopher Akrill is assistant choreographer.

The cast of the National Theatre run comprised Katherine Parkinson, Richard Harrington, Barnaby Kay, Kathryn Drysdale, Sara Gregory and Sian Thomas.

Having premiered at Theatr Clwyd, Home, I'm Darling went on to enjoy a season at London's National Theatre, and its West End transfer means another chance to see this gem. A smart comedy with lots to say about gender performativity and relationships, it is fully deserving of its rave reviews. Catch it at Duke of York's Theatre from 26 January 2019. Press night fell on 5 February 2019.

Sorry this show closed 13 April 2019, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
13 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Recommended 14+
Audience Notes:
Fans of the hilarious Katherine Parkinson won’t want to miss this play, while those who enjoyed the play Posh will relish the chance to see playwright Laura Wade’s latest offering.

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    I didn’t read the description so the beginning was confusing, until I realised it is set in moder... More

    alices5's avatar
    alices5 02 Jun 2019

    This was a thought provoking and very enjoyable show, with everything slowly unravelling so you l... More

    chocoholics2005's avatar
    chocoholics2005 21 Apr 2019

    This is a very thought-provoking show which is well-acted and well written. It is very funny and... More

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    emilygami Top 50 reviewer 31 Mar 2019

    Now, this is a show about a couple who decide to live by 50s ideals - she quits her job and becom... More

    u2fancat's avatar
    u2fancat Top 200 reviewer 16 Mar 2019

    Home, I'm Darling comes to the Duke of York following a successful run at the National Theatre. S... More

    MrMHurst's avatar
    MrMHurst 12 Mar 2019

    Katherine Parkinson is excellent in this production about a housewife set in modern day who likes... More

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    joc78 Top 10 reviewer 07 Mar 2019
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