LIVE REVIEW Home, I'm Darling

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© Manuel Harlan

Best-known for playing Jen in The IT Crowd or Laura in Humans, Katherine Parkinson's latest role on stage at the National Theatre sees her play 38-year-old Judy in Laura Wade's newest play Home, I'm Darling.

Judy is on a quest to be the perfect 1950s housewife and the play opens with her cooking her husband Johnny, played by Richard Harrington, breakfast. I say cooking, it's only toast, but there is homemade marmalade. With fifties music playing on the radio there's nothing around the set to suggest that this play is set anywhere other than fifties.