'Home, I'm Darling' (MTC)

Melbourne Theatre Company
Reviewed by
ABR Arts 28 January 2020

'Home, I'm Darling' (MTC)

Melbourne Theatre Company
Reviewed by
ABR Arts 28 January 2020

Judy and Johnny live a blissful 1950s life. While he readies himself for a day at the office, she twirls around the kitchen preparing his breakfast. They are, they declare, ‘sickeningly happy … utterly content’. The twist that comes at the end of the first scene of Home, I’m Darling has been heavily signposted in pre-publicity, so it’s not giving anything away to say that we are not in the 1950s at all. This is contemporary England, where Judy (Nikki Shiels) has abandoned her job in finance to be a full-time homemaker, leaving real-estate salesman Johnny (Toby Truslove) the sole breadwinner.

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