ABOUT KATHERINE PARKINSON
BAFTA award-winning actress Katherine Parkinson is best known for starring in several comedy series, including as Jen Barber in Channel 4’s The IT Crowd.
Katherine reprises her acclaimed role as Judy, in Laura Wade’s fizzing comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950’s housewife, as Home, I’m Darling transfers tot he West End following a sold-out run at the National Theatre.
KATHERINE PARKINSON’S PREVIOUS THEATRE ROLES
Katherine Parkinson’s theatre credits include include Home, I’m Darling (National Theatre, Dead Funny (Vaudeville Theatre), Before The Party (Almeida Theatre), Absent Friends (Harold Pinter Theatre), 66 Books (Bush Theatre), School For Scandal (Barbican Theatre), Season’s Greetings (National Theatre), Cock (Royal Court Theatre) and The Seagull (Royal Court Theatre).
KATHERINE PARKINSON’S TV AND FILM ROLES
Katherine currently stars in the Channel 4/AMC science-fiction drama Humans, and BBC One comedy series In The Club.
Other tv roles includes BBC One comedy series The Kennedy’s, Hang Ups, Inside No. 9, The Honourable Woman, Psychoville, Jonathan Creek, Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show and Doc Martin.
Katherine’s film roles include Hard to Swallow, Christmas at the Riviera, Easy Virtue, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, The Boat That Rocked, St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, Britain Isn’t Eating and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
WHAT IS HOME, I’M DARLING ABOUT?
Written by Laura Wade (Posh), Home, I’m Darling “is a scalpel-wielding dissection of the fetishisation of wifeliness, a 21st-century cultural cul-de-sac populated and policed almost entirely by women. The 1950s ideal of cupcakes and cocktails, vintage clothes and village fetes, is all good squeaky-clean fun at one level. But as Wade identifies, this icing sugar-drenched life is not as sweet as we might imagine.” Guardian
Home, I’m Darling is booking until 13 April 2019 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.