Home, I'm Darling

This highly-original and Olivier award-winning new comedy is full of big skirts and even bigger questions.

Drama theatre, Sydney Opera House

The Play

EVENT CANCELLED 

 

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HOME, I’M DARLING

 

By Laura Wade
Directed by Jessica Arthur

 

Everything new is old again

 

Judy is a picture-perfect ‘50s housewife. She spends her days making the perfect devilled eggs, mixing the perfect Screwdrivers and being the perfect homemaker to her husband Johnny. They’re totally happy with their pastel-hued life. The only problem is, it’s not the 1950s, it’s now, and Judy and Johnny’s dream world is starting to come apart at the perfectly sewed seams.

 

Fresh from winning the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Home, I’m Darling is full of big skirts and even bigger questions. How can we cope with the pressures of modern life? What do we lose in the present when we pine for the past? And can you get stains out of a shirt with just lemon juice and baking soda?

 

Helmed by Resident Director Jessica Arthur (Lethal Indifference) with an ensemble including Andrea Demetriades (Arms and the Man) and Anthony Taufa (How to Rule the World), this witty, highly-original and thought-provoking comedy takes a look at the complexity of women’s choices and the dangers of nostalgia through distinctly rose-coloured glasses.

 

“An amusing, affecting, inspiring evening of soft gingham and hard truths." The Times UK

 

Approx. duration 2hrs 30mins including interval. Subject to change. More info.
Content Infrequent strong language. Subject to change. More info.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

 

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $88
Adult A Reserve $82
Seniors cardholder $74
Concession $65
Under 30 $45
Preview $45

 

Mini Package prices
Fri & Sat A Reserve $99
Adult A Reserve $92.70
Seniors cardholder $83.70
Concession $73.80
Under 30 $48
Preview $48

 

Single tickets (Mon – Thu performances)
Adult A Reserve $103
Adult B Reserve $93
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $50

 

Single tickets (Fri & Sat performances)
A Reserve $110
B Reserve $100

Preview performances
All tickets $50

 

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings (packs of 6 or more plays): no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

 

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event are Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Opera House. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.

 

 

EVENT CANCELLED 

 

In the interest of public health and safety, the forthcoming season of Home, I'm Darling has been cancelled. More info

 

DATES

 

Previews 6 – 8 Apr 2020
Season 11 Apr – 16 May 2020

 

Performance start times
Preview performances 8pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 8pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 2pm

 

Approx. duration 2hrs 30mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.

 

TICKET INFORMATION

 

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $88
Adult A Reserve $82
Seniors cardholder $74
Concession $65
Under 30 $45
Preview $45

 

Mini Package prices
Fri & Sat A Reserve $99
Adult A Reserve $92.70
Seniors cardholder $83.70
Concession $73.80
Under 30 $48
Preview $48

 

Single tickets (Mon – Thu performances)
Adult A Reserve $103
Adult B Reserve $93
Seniors cardholder $93
Concession $82
Under 30 $50

 

Single tickets (Fri & Sat performances)
A Reserve $110
B Reserve $100

 

Preview performances
All tickets $50

Prices correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

 

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings (packs of 6 or more plays): no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

 

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected]. Please quote your booking reference number.

 

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats.

 

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event are Sydney Theatre Company and Sydney Opera House. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.


ACCESS PERFORMANCES

 

Captioned performance
Tue 5 May 6.30pm
Fri 15 May 8pm

 

Audio described performance
Sat 9 May 2pm

 

Auslan interpreted performance
Thu 14 May 8pm

 

 

Director Jessica Arthur
Designer Genevieve Blanchett 
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer and Sound Designer James Brown
Assistant Director Justice Jones 
Voice and Accent Coach Danielle Roffe

 

With
Andrea Demetriades, Chantelle Jamieson, Tracy Mann, Kirsty Marillier, Yalin Ozucelik, Anthony Taufa 

 

Marketing image Rene Vaile

 

This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.

 

 

INSIGHT EVENTS

 

We offer a range of free and ticketed events designed to give you further insight into our plays. Find out more about our Insight Events.

 

Pier Group Lunch with the Artists
Mon 2 Mar, 12pm for 12.30pm lunch, until 2pm
$85 per head (includes a two-course lunch, glass of wine, and discussion with the cast)
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Pre-season Briefing
Mon 30 Mar 6.45pm
Richard Wherrett Studio
FREE, but bookings are essential as capacity is limited.
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Night with the Artists
Mon 20 Apr post-show
Mon 4 May post-show

Praise for Laura Wade's Home, I'm Darling.

 

“Laura Wade’s comical, sad play keeps surprising you with the richness of its imagination and the sharpness of its thinking”. The Times, UK

 

“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, UK

 

“It is very well put together, with full-bodied characters, sub-plots and back-stories, plenty of amusingly astute lines, and a good slug of social commentary.” Time Out, UK

 

 

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