Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Laura Wade’s play which has transferred to the West End.
The Reviews Hub: ★★★★ “Once again, Wade lulls us into a false sense of security before turning things dark – a very enjoyable experience.”
Time Out: ★★★★ “Judy is superbly brought to life by Katherine Parkinson. She juicily rolls all the comic potential out of Wade’s dialogue, while suggesting the ever-present panicky fear beneath it.”
The Telegraph: ★★★★ “There is much to enjoy in both Wade’s finely tuned comedy and in all elements of the production’s design (Parkinson’s never-ending costume changes – dazzling in pink gingham and crushed raspberry flared skirts – are worth the price of admission alone). Indeed, I was left with a tiny desire to retreat into the past myself.”
London Theatre.co.uk: ★★★★ “Tamara Harvey’s poised and brittle production catches these changing moods precisely; Anna Fleischle’s brilliant two level cutaway of the couple’s home provides its own defining sense of period atmosphere. The play is full of playful, breezy charm, but also packs a considerable punch.”
The Times: ★★★★ “The pacing is not perfect, but it is great to see a show that tackles feminism, sexual harassment and even fantasy home decoration.”
Broadway World: ★★★★★ “This play is a top-class comedy that’s thought-provoking as well as entertaining – a guaranteed hit whether you consider yourself a feminist, domestic goddess, or something in between.”
Stage Review: ★★★★ “Director Tamara Harvey has produced a sparkling, sad, terribly clever and very inventive (just watch the set rearrange and tidy itself) play which exposes the emotional fallout of modern day, fast-track living.”
Evening Standard: ★★★★ “But this is an intriguing study of marriage’s reliance on role-play, as well as an original, sometimes unsettling look at the masks people put on in order to conceal their pain.”
The Upcoming: ★★★★★ “This is a close character observation beautifully written and performed under the confident and assured direction of Tamara Harvey and it’s not to be missed.”
Londonist: ★★★★ “Tamara Harvey considers every last detail, right down to a pristine set, and stylish scene transitions soundtracked by rock & roll hits of yesteryear. Yes, modern life might appear to be rubbish sometimes. But to watch a witty and insightful new show like Home, I’m Darling — well, it’s a surprisingly affirming thing.”
Home, I’m Darling continues to play at the Duke of York’s Theatre until 13 April 2019.