Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781786824097
Binding: Paperback
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 3

Home, I’m Darling

Laura Wade

Paperback (25 Jun 2018)

How happily married are the happily married?

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.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786824097
Female cast 3
Male cast 3
Binding Paperback
Page Extent 96


'The beauty of Wade’s play is that it questions Judy’s individualistic version of ‘feminism’ without judging it... , this is really a play about marriage and relationships. Specifically, how we so frequently try to perform roles we feel we should that, even if not as obvious and extreme as replicating 50s housewifery, unnecessarily create guilt and, in the end, drag us further apart not closer together.' The Stage ★★★★★

'A fizzing drama of gender, homes and housework through the decades... an admirably brisk, thorough airing of all the resentments that rigidly policed gender roles bring. Sure, dig out the petticoats, but some things are better left in the past.' Time Out London ★★★★

'A sharp, funny and sad dissection of a doomed attempt to achieve marital bliss by retreating into a delusional cocoon.' The Independent ★★★★

'A scalpel-wielding dissection of the fetishisation of wifeliness... 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 ★★★★

'Sharp, funny and strikingly perceptive... overall, it's a joy, clever and controlled, brilliantly staged and hugely original.' WhatsOnStage ★★★★

'Laura Wade’s witty, sad and clever play is a portrait of crippling obsession... an intriguing study of marriage’s reliance on role-play, as well as an original, sometimes unsettling look at the masks people put on in order to conceal their pain.' Evening Standard ★★★★