The National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd’s critically acclaimed co-production of Home, I’m Darling embarks on a limited UK Tour this Spring. Laura Wade’s fizzing comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950’s housewife will take to The Lowry stage from Tue 23 – Sat 27 April.
This new play by Laura Wade, is directed by Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey and features Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans) in the role of Judy. Home, I’m Darling is co-produced in the West End and on tour with Fiery Angel.
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.
The set designer is Anna Fleischle, whose recent work for theatre includes ‘A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter’ at the Bridge Theatre, ‘The Writer’ at the Almeida Theatre, ‘Hangmen’ at the Royal Court, West End and on Broadway, and ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ at the Apollo Theatre. Lighting design is by Lucy Carter, sound design by Tom Gibbons, choreography by Charlotte Broom with Sean Gleason as Associate Lighting Designer, and Hannah Noone as Resident Director.
Katherine Parkinson’s stage roles include Season’s Greetings for the National Theatre; Dead Funny at the Vaudeville Theatre; Before The Party at the Almeida Theatre; Absent Friends at the Harold Pinter Theatre; School for Scandal at the Barbican; Cock and The Seagull at the Royal Court. Her television roles include Humans, The IT Crowd, Hang Ups, The Kennedys, The Honourable Woman, Inside Number 9, In The Club, Sherlock and Psychoville. In film she has appeared in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Boat That Rocked, St Trinians 2, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People and Easy Virtue.
Laura Wade’s work includes Posh at the Royal Court and in West End, which was later turned into the film The Riot Club for which she wrote the screenplay; an adaptation of Tipping the Velvet at Lyric Hammersmith; Kreutzer vs Kreutzer; and an adaptation of WH Davies’ Young Emma which opened at the Finborough Theatre (where she was a Pearson Writer-in-Residence) in 2003, directed by Tamara Harvey. In 2006 Laura won the Pearson Most Promising Playwright Award and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for Colder Than Here and Breathing Corpses.
Tamara Harvey became Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd in 2015. Her work for the company includes Much Ado About Nothing, the première of Elinor Cook’s award-winning play, Pilgrims, David Hare’s Skylight and Peter Gill’s new version of Uncle Vanya. Before joining Theatr Clwyd Tamara was a freelance director for fifteen years, working in the West End, throughout the UK and abroad on classic plays, new writing, musical theatre and in film. Beginning her career at Shakespeare’s Globe, she has also directed at, amongst others, Hampstead Theatre, Bush Theatre, St James Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, Menier Chocolate Factory, Birmingham Rep, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Theatre Royal Northampton and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
This production is supported by American Express, the National Theatre’s Preferred Card Partner.