Home, I'm Darling

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A 21st-century couple slowly 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
Designed by Helen Coyston
Lighting design by Zoe Spurr
Sound design by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Movement direction by Chi-San Howard
Casting Director: Sarah Hughes CDG
Casting Assistant: Olivia Barr

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9 July - 14 August 2021

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Sweet peas in the garden; home-made lemon curd in the kitchen; conjugal joy 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 domestic bliss? And where do they go when the manners and morals of the 1950s don’t quite suit them?

Laura Wade’s blistering satire takes a timely scalpel to gender roles in modern Britain through the eyes of a 21st-century couple slowly 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 22 July, 1.30pm
Captioned: Thursday 29 July, 7.30pm
Signed: Saturday 7 August, 2.30pm
Audio Described: Saturday 7 August, 2.30pm

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

Age guidance: 14+

Here’s what the critics said about the 2018 Theatre Clwyd/National Theatre premiere:

“An amusing, affecting, inspiring evening of soft gingham and hard truths.”
The Times

“Laura Wade’s funny, ingenious new play…”
Financial Times

“A timely analysis of the gender divide which manages to ask important questions about what women might want and how they might successfully find it.”
The Guardian

"Mixes feminism and 1950s nostalgia with pastel precision." 
Sunday Times

"A delight. Laura Wade's sharp satire is a fizzing drama of gender, homes and housework."
Time Out

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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 19 July 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 July 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 21 July 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 22 July 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 22 July 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 23 July 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 24 July 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 24 July 2021, 7.30pm

Monday 26 July 2021, 7.30pm

Tuesday 27 July 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 28 July 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 29 July 2021, 1.30pm

Thursday 29 July 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 30 July 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 31 July 2021, 2.30pm

Saturday 31 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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