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Synopsis: Home, I'm Darling

Date posted: 25 Feb 2020Author: STC Production: Home, I’m Darling

Judy and Johnny are a little different and they love it. 

They’re 1950s enthusiasts who have taken role-playing to a whole new level: Johnny’s swapped meal prep and laundry for foot rubs and cocktail hour; Judy’s swapped jeans and a job for darning and dusting.

In a house complete with a perfect pastel bathroom, mid century knick knacks and the smells of good ol’ fashioned home cooking, the couple live out their ultimate, nostalgic fantasy.

But the 21st Century has a nasty habit of forcing its way into their pristine bubble. Whether it's in the form of Johnny’s new boss, the contemporary cost of living on a ‘50s budget or Judy’s critical mother (who actually lived through the ‘50s), the present insists on being dealt with. 

The question is: can Judy handle it?

Home, I'm Darling, 6 Apr – 16 May, Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House