Home, I'm Darling

The RoundApproximately 2hrs 30mins including one intervalTheatre

A sparkling comedy about a 21st-century couple who discover that nostalgia ain't what it used to be.


An SJT co-production with Octagon Theatre Bolton & Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
By Laura Wade
Directed by Liz Stevenson
Designer: Helen Coyston
Lighting Designer: Zoe Spurr
Associate Lighting Designer: Paul Stear
Composer & Sound Designer: Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Movement Director: Chi-San Howard
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes CDG
Casting Assistant: Olivia Barr
Costume Supervisor: Lisa Aitken
Photographer: Ellie Kurttz

Key Cast:

Vicky Binns
Sandy Foster
Sam Jenkins-Shaw
Tom Kanji
Sophie Mercell
Susan Twist

Price: From £10

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9 July - 14 August 2021

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Sweet peas in the garden; homemade lemon curd in the kitchen; marital bliss in the bedroom. Judy and Johnny seem to be the perfect couple – quite sickeningly happy, in fact.

But is their marriage everything it seems? Are there cracks in their happiness? And what happens when the 1950s family values they love so much don’t quite work any more in the 21st century?

Laura Wade’s sparkling comedy introduces us to a couple discovering that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be. 

Home, I’m Darling played to sell-out houses on its premiere in 2018 – this is a co-production from a new partnership formed between the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Bolton’s Octagon Theatre and the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.

Access Performances 
Relaxed: Thursday 12 August, 1.30pm*
Captioned: Thursday 12 August, 7.30pm*
Signed: Saturday 7 August, 2.30pm

Audio Described: Saturday 7 August, 2.30pm
*please note these access performances are on revised dates due to previous show cancellations.

Post-show Q&A: Wednesday 14 July, 7.30pm

Age guidance: 14+

Please note: there is a brief scene in Act II in which two characters smoke. The actors will be using NuCig e-cigarettes, which contain no tobacco or nicotine, and produce a small amount of vapour.

“The staging is brilliant, the acting first class and the play rich… and ultimately uplifting.”
The Yorkshire Post

“exuberant satirical comedy”
The Reviews Hub

“triumphant and joyous”
The Scarborough News

Watch the trailer here!

For your peace of mind, we have a no-fuss refund policy if you need to self-isolate.

We are a Covid-secure venue and have been awarded two industry standard marks recognising the comprehensive safety measures we have in place which include temperature checks, 1 metre+ socially distanced seating, hand sanitiser stations, one-way systems, enhanced cleaning, staggered arrival times

We'll be asking you to continue to wear a mask (unless you’re exempt) when moving around the building or when watching a show or film, at least for the time being.

You can find full details of our Covid safety measures here.


Friday 9 July 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 10 July 2021, 7.30pm

Monday 12 July 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 13 July 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 14 July 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 15 July 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 15 July 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 16 July 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 17 July 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 17 July 2021, 7.30pm

Monday 2 August 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 3 August 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 4 August 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 5 August 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 5 August 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 6 August 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 7 August 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 7 August 2021, 7.30pm

Monday 9 August 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 10 August 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 11 August 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 12 August 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 12 August 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 13 August 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 14 August 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 14 August 2021, 7.30pm

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