Home, I'm Darling

 

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.

Writer: Laura Wade

Director: Jessica Arthur

Designer: Genevieve Blanchett

Lighting: Verity Hampson

Composition and Sound Design: James Brown

Assistant Director: Justice Jones

Choreographer: Leslie Bell

Voice and Accent Coach: Danielle Roffe

Cast: Gareth Davies, Andrea Demetriades, Chantelle Jamieson, Tracy Mann, Kirsty Marillier, Anthony Taufa

Photographer: Prudence Upton

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House for Sydney Theatre Company | April/May 2021

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★★★★  “A searing critique of nostalgia...director Jessica Arthur draws strong performances from the ensemble cast." Andrea Demetriades’ Judy is “a dazzlingly perfect creation." Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★ Andrea Demetriades is "glorious as Judy. In a triumphant performance, she conveys all the difficult layers, able to accommodate our conflicting feelings about a woman and her dubious choices, keeping us simultaneously challenged, enthralled and entertained." Time Out

★★★★ “Adeptly handled by Jessica Arthur...a roundly entertaining and sumptuous-looking comic foray into the false calls of nostalgia.” Limelight

"The production is high-end in all respects." Audrey Journal