Following a sold out run at London's National Theatre in 2018, Laura Wade's new play Home I'm Darling premiered in Australia at the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2020 to rave reviews and was followed by a highly successful season at Sydney Theatre Company in 2021.
Home, I'm Darling
Full Length Play, Comedy
Judy is the perfect '50s housewife. Her appearance, her home, her cooking, are all true to the 1950s. She is the perfect homemaker to her realtor husband, Johnny, preparing the perfect soft-boiled eggs with buttery toast for breakfast, mixing cocktails and dancing in the evenings.
The only problem is, it's not the 1950s, it's now, and being a domestic goddess isn't as easy as it looks...
"A searing critique of nostalgia ... Genevieve Blanchett's spectacular set and costumes, alongside immaculate lights, music, and choreography, are a crucial foil to the finely tuned dialogue ... Director Jessica Arthur draws strong performances from the ensemble cast." Andrea Demetriades' Judy is "a dazzlingly perfect creation."
-- Sydney Morning Herald
Andrea Demetriades is "glorious as Judy. In a triumphant performance, she conveys all the difficult layers, able to accommodate our conflicting feelings about a woman and her dubious choices, keeping us simultaneously challenged, enthralled and entertained."
-- Time Out
"A roundly entertaining and sumptuous-looking comic foray into the false calls of nostalgia."
"The production is high-end in all respects. Designer Genevieve Blanchett's split-level doll's house set is appropriately fabulous ... Her costume designs for Judy are wow-worthy."
-- Audrey Journal
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