'An affecting, inspiring evening.'
Winner of Best New Comedy
'A cracking new play.'
ABOUT THE SHOW
Following a sold out run at London's National Theatre in 2018, Laura Wade’s piercingly funny Olivier Award-winning play about one woman’s quest to be the ideal 1950s housewife makes its Australian Premiere at MTC. With plenty to say about our penchant for nostalgia and society’s relentless pursuit of perfection, Home, I’m Darling offers a dreamy mix of exquisite 1950s style and sharp social observation from start to finish.
Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling, and Judy is always looking for little ways to brighten her husband Johnny’s day. Like cocktails, dancing, warm slippers… all the usual jazz. But is their perfect 50s life a perfect lie?
Featuring a stellar cast including Peter Paltos (Gloria), Nikki Shiels (True Minds), Toby Truslove (The Speechmaker), Jane Turner (Kath & Kim), Izabella Yena (Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears) and Susie Youssef (No Activity), directed by MTC’s award-winning Associate Artistic Director, Sarah Goodes (CosÌ).
Don't Play Around With Love, Written by: Joseph Burns / Claude De Metruis, Universal Music Corp. Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
Bouquet, Written by: P. Faith, Drolet Music, Marpet Music, Universal PolyGram Int. Publishing, Inc. Administered by: Essex Music of Australia Pty Ltd
|Performance Type||Performance Date(s)|
by Vision Australia
|Saturday 8 February at 2pm
Tuesday 11 February at 6.30pm
by Vision Australia
|Commences at 1pm, prior to the 2pm performance on Saturday 8 February|
|Saturday 15 February at 2pm|
Cast & Creative
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A Dreamer of the Highest Order
As Laura Wade’s award-winning play begins its Australian premiere season, we caught up with actor Nikki Shiels to find out what it has to say about indulging your dreams, living a fantasy, nostalgia and the modern condition.
Sketching the 1950s
Take a sneak peek at Set & Costume Designer Renée Mulder's exquisite costume sketches for Home, I'm Darling.
Home, I’m Darling Programme
Learn more about Laura Wade’s piercingly funny Olivier Award-winning play in our production programme, which can be purchased at the theatre for $2 or downloaded for free online.
What Were The Actual 1950s?
Laura Wade's Home, I'm Darling takes us back to the 1950s, via a uniquely 21st-century perspective. But how realistic are contemporary understandings of this decade?
Home, I’m Darling playwright Laura Wade delves back in time to discover some truths about the present.