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Home, I’m Darling – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvery Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Co-produced by Theatr Clwyd and The National Theatre, Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling is on tour before a rejoiceful home-coming at the theatre in north Wales where it began life before transferring to London and beyond. It is a commentary on the way we live our lives in a modern world, feminism, ...

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Home, I’m Darling – Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty Coming across the bridge from the National Theatre to St. Martin’s Lane has done nothing to sap the energy of Laura Wade’s bright trip to a marriage in hidden stress. Her work is generally a masterclass of building tension – normality that splinters, then cracks then falls to pieces. It’s a ...

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Home, I’m Darling – National Theatre, London

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Maryam Philpott At a time when our national future has never been more uncertain, its unsurprising that we seek refuge in a more comforting vision of our past. So much of British identity is bound up with the romanticised history of the nation, its Kings and Queens, the Empire and military victories, but ...

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Home I’m Darling – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvey Reviewer: Clare Howdon The eagerly awaited Home I’m Darling is a collaboration between three female powerhouses of British Theatre; Laura Wade, Tamara Harvey and Katherine Parkinson and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Wade’s play centres around married couple Judy and Johnny and their decision to live their lives as a 1950’s couple. Judy gives up her job ...

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Before the Party – Almeida, London

Writer: Rodney Ackland Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Natalie Barker [rating:3] Plays in which the action bookends a party were obviously all the rage in the thirties and forties. Terence Rattigan’s After the Dance was revived a few years ago at the National with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead rôle and Rodney Ackland’s Before the Party now comes to the Almeida. ...

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