skip to main content

Home, I'm Darling

A co-production with Theatr Clwyd

a new play by Laura Wade

24 July to 5 September 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins with an interval

Home, I'm Darling

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.

Katherine Parkinson (The IT CrowdHumans) played Judy in this unsettling new comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife, written by Laura Wade (Posh).

Purchase the playtext or programme from our Bookshop.

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Laura Wade’s new play transfered to the West End for 11 weeks. See details of  Home, I'm Darling at the Duke of York's Theatre



Sponsored by

Delta Official Airline logo Theatr Clwd logo


Talks and events

Pleasantville (film screening) Mon 20 Aug, £5/£3
Actor Katherine Parkinson Wed 29 Aug, 4pm, £7/£5
Gender and Feminism in the 1950s and Today Mon 3 Sep, 6pm, £7/£5
Director Tamara Harvey and Writer Laura Wade Tue 4 Sep, 6pm, £7/£5

5 star rating

Katherine Parkinson's performance is immaculate in Laura Wade's superb new play

The Stage
4 star rating

Katherine Parkinson is superb

5 star rating

Katherine Parkinson is outstanding. An amusing, affecting, inspiring evening of soft gingham and hard truths

The Times
4 star rating

Impressive. Katherine Parkinson is undeniably comic

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

A cracking new play wittily directed on a fabulous fifties doll’s-house set.

Mail on Sunday
4 star rating

Mixes feminism and 1950s nostalgia with pastel precision.

Sunday Times
4 star rating

Tamara Harvey's production fizzes with energy. Anna Fleischle's design is note-perfect.

Evening Standard
4 star rating

A joy. Brilliantly staged and hugely original

What's On Stage
4 star rating

Sharp, funny and sad. Katherine Parkinson is brilliant

4 star rating

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

Time Out

Home, I'm Darling | An introduction

The cast and creative team from Home, I'm Darling tell us more about this new production.

More info

Home, I'm Darling original NT cast production gallery


Production team

Photography (Katherine Parkinson) by David Stewart.

Help Centre

For general ticket information

Browse the frequently asked questions for tickets

For general ticket information

Browse the frequently asked questions for tickets