Darling, I'm Home!

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Darling, I'm Home! is a play by English writer and playwright Jack Popplewell (1911-1996)[1].

The original text

Celia is a housewife, Rupert is a businessman – and neither is happy with or successful in their respective role, inspiring them to simply swap! Thus Rupert discovers the blessings of hearth and home while Celia travels abroad, accompanied by an attractive secretary. The experiment proves unexpectedly successful – until Celia and Rupert’s daughter Karen, single mother of twin babies, arrives, thereby turning her parents’ well-oiled daily routine upside down and once more calls the seemingly clear role allocation into question.

The play had its West End premiere at the Windsor Theatre, 1970 and the text was published by Samuel French, 1976.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1972: Performed at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre and the Nico Malan Theatre, Cape Town, produced by by Pieter Toerien (by arrangement with Herbert de Leon) and directed by Peter Dews [2] (1929-1997), with Ian Carmichael, Diane Todd, Christine le Brocq.


NELM catalogue: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 13. 322.


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