Home, I'm Darling

20 January — 29 February 2020

Southbank Theatre, The Sumner

Season 2020 opens with the brilliant Olivier Award-winning comedy, Home, I’m Darling starring Nikki Shiels and Jane Turner, directed by MTC’s Associate Artistic Director Sarah Goodes.

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including interval.

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'Kicks off the year with that rarest of things, a must-see stage show'

The Saturday Paper
This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

'Will make you laugh even as it challenges your prejudices'

The Age
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'This is an exquisitely wrought production at every level: detailed, poised, gorgeous.'

The Australian
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'Beautifully costumed and extravagantly designed'

Herald Sun


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).

Music Credits:

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


  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

  • Audio Described

  • Tactile Tour

  • Open Captioning

Performance Type Performance Date(s)
Audio Described
by Vision Australia
Saturday 8 February at 2pm
Tuesday 11 February at 6.30pm
Tactile Tour
by Vision Australia
Commences at 1pm, prior to the 2pm performance on Saturday 8 February
Open Captioning
via screen
Saturday 15 February at 2pm
Peter Paltos

Peter Paltos



Nikki Shiels


Toby Truslove

Toby Truslove


Jane Turner

Jane Turner


Artwork for Izabella Yena

Izabella Yena


Artwork for Susie Youssef

Susie Youssef



Sarah Goodes



Renée Mulder

Set & Costume Designer


Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Jethro Woodward

Jethro Woodward

Composer & Sound Designer


Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Dialect Coach


Bessie Holland

Assistant Director

Michala Banas

Michala Banas

Intimacy Coordinator

Artwork for Steven Grace

Steven Grace


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The Sumner

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006