Home, I'm Darling

Home, I'm Darling

4 (8) · Contemporary

How happily married are the happily married?

“This satire of modern womanhood is sharp as a tack. It follows Judy, who, after taking voluntary redundancy, attempts to turn herself into a 1950s style domestic goddess. When it opened at the National Theatre last year reviews marvelled at how it could be so bleak and funny at the same time.”


How happily married are the happily married? Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, things start to unravel, and being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it seems.

Critic reviews

Katherine Parkinson is immaculate in Laura Wade’s superb new play about marriage and the roles people play

The Stage

Katherine Parkinson is superb in Laura Wade’s play about a woman who lives like a 1950s housewife in the 21st century

The Guardian

It's a joy, clever and controlled, brilliantly staged and hugely original


Beneath the surface humour of Laura Wade’s drama, there are serious concerns about nostalgia and perfection

The Financial Times

Intriguing and unsettling retro fantasy is a mask for pain

Evening Standard

The pacing is not perfect, but it is great to see a show that tackles feminism, sexual harassment and even fantasy home decoration

The Times

Katherine Parkinson is terrific as Laura Wade’s fine domestic goddess satire hits the West End

Time Out

A compellingly bleak echo of the Fifties

The Telegraph

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 26 Jan - Sat 13 Apr, 2.30pm & 7.30pm


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