Home, I'm Darling is a social comedy by Laura Wade and directed by Mandy Rolleston
Gweek Players are excited to be staging Home, I’m Darling by Laura Wade for their November production. Be prepared to be whisked back to the 1950s in this funny, thought-provoking play, which delivers post-war clichés and charm in abundance, while giving its audience food for thought.
Every couple needs a little fantasy to keep their marriage sparkling. But behind the curtains, being a domestic goddess is not as easy as it looks.
Home, I’m Darling is a social comedy about Judy and Johnny, a couple whose fondness for the 1950s goes so far that they not only embrace jive dancing and swing skirts but also outdated gender roles: Judy quits her job to become a stereotypical 1950s housewife who spends her days cleaning and cooking while Johnny goes out to work. Unsurprisingly, paradise turns out not to be a primrose-fitted kitchen after all – and Judy’s dream soon has ramifications on their relationship – as well as their finances.
Included in the ticket price: A choice of desserts or cheese and biscuits in the interval, tea and coffee, bar available serving wine, beer and soft drinks.