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Home, I'm Darling

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  4f, 2m

Every marriage needs a little fantasy to keep it sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, being a domestic goddess isn't as easy as it looks... Home, I'm Darling is Laura Wade's new dark comedy about sex, cake and the quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Accolades
Accolades
  • Winner! 2019 Olivier Award - Best New Comedy
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  • Minimum Fee: £85 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary
Every marriage needs a little fantasy to keep it sparkling. But behind the gingham curtains, being a domestic goddess isn't as easy as it looks... Home, I'm Darling is Laura Wade's new dark comedy about sex, cake and the quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife.
History
HOME, I'M DARLING by Laura Wade was first performed at Theatre Clwyd on 3rd July 2018, and opened at the Dorfman Theatre on the 31st July 2018, directed by Tamara Harvey. lt transferred to The Duke of York's Theatre, on 5th February 2019, as a co-production between the National Theatre, Theatr Clwyd and Fiery Angel.

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SYLVIA

  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Media

"...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

"...very well put together, with full-bodied characters, sub-plots and back-stories, plenty of amusingly astute lines, and a good slug of social commentary." - Time Out 

"...witty, sad and clever play..." - Evening Standard

"...an original, sometimes unsettling look at the masks people put on in order to conceal their pain." - Evening Standard

"It’s a sharp, funny and sad dissection of a doomed attempt to achieve marital bliss by retreating into a delusional cocoon." - Independent

"...sharp, funny and strikingly perceptive play..." - WhatsOnStage

"...slick and very enjoyable..." - The Telegraph

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Laura Wade

Laura Wade is a playwright and screenwriter. Her recent plays include The Watsons (Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory), and Home, I’m Darling (National Theatre, Theatr Clwyd and the Duke of York’s Theatre) which won the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New C ...

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