Casting announced for Home, I’m Darling at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

Rehearsals are due to start for a new production of Laura Wade’s acerbic comedy Home, I’m Darling, which was a sell-out hit when it premiered three years ago.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 9:21 am
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 9:59 am
Rehearsals are under way for Home, I'm Darling which opens at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in July
Rehearsals are under way for Home, I'm Darling which opens at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in July

The second production, a co-production between Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, and Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, will feature Vicky Binns, Sandy Foster, Sam Jenkins-Shaw, Tom Kanji, Sophie Mercell and Susan Twist.

Coronation Street fans will recognise Vicky who played Molly Dobbs in the soap and Susan played lottery winner and gambling addict Rosie Banks in Brookside.

Sweet peas in the garden; homemade lemon curd in the kitchen; conjugal joy in the bedroom. Judy and Johnny seem to be the perfect couple – quite sickeningly happy, in fact.

But is their marriage everything it seems? Are there cracks in their domestic bliss? And where do they go when the manners and morals of the 1950s don’t quite suit them?

Laura Wade’s blistering satire takes a timely scalpel to gender roles in modern Britain through the eyes of a 21st-century couple slowly discovering that nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.

The show is directed by Theatre by the Lake’s artistic director, Liz Stevenson, who said: “Home, I’m Darling is the perfect way to welcome back our audiences to live theatre again: sharp, funny and incredibly timely, it’s one of those plays that will have everyone chuckling, discussing and debating long into the evening.

"I can’t wait to bring this brilliant play to life in-the-round with this incredible creative team and with three fantastic northern theatres.”

Home, I’m Darling can be seen in the Round at the SJT on from Friday July 9 to Saturday August 14.

It will then be performed at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, in September and at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick from Wednesday October 6 to Saturday October 3.

Tickets, priced from £10, are available from the box office on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com