Written by an Olivier Award Winner

“Laura Wade’s superb new play” - The Stage

“An amusing, affecting, inspiring evening of soft gingham and hard truths” - The Times

“Laura Wade’s sharp satire is a fizzing drama of gender, homes and housework” - Time Out

The Southeastern Premiere!

Everything is perfect for Judy and Johnny - the house is tidy, food is on the table, and Judy’s dress is perfectly pressed when she greets Johnny at the door, martini in hand.

It is the 1950s and life is ordered just right.

Or is it? Quickly the edges of this perfect life start to unravel, and things are not quite what they seem. Gender roles, relationships, and more are examined, explored and exploded in this dark comedy about sex, cake and the quest to be the perfect 1950s couple.


Laura Wade has been a professional playwright for 12 years, and describes her time before that as ‘a playwright who worked as an office temp to pay the bills’. Laura now combines playwriting and screenwriting as a career. Her 2010 play Posh, ran at the Royal Court Theatre before being revived in the West End and was adapted into feature-length film The Riot Club in 2014, directed by Lone Scherfig. Laura’s most recent project, an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel Tipping The Velvet played at the Lyric Theatre until late October 2015, and she is now looking forward to starting work on a new screenplay.

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Cast + Crew

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Bethany Anne Lind


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Marcus Hopkins-Turner


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Eve Krueger


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John Benzinger


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Shelly McCook


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Lizzy Liu


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Charis Sellick

Swing (Judy, Fran, Alex)

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Davin Allen Grindstaff

Swing (Johnny, Marcus)

Tamiea Anderson

Stage Management

Dan Bauman

Sound Design

April Carswell

Costume Design

Elisabeth Cooper

Associate Producer

Sophie Hansuh Im

Properties Design

Akua Malloy

Assistant Stage Manager/Intern

Maliya McCall

Lighting Design

Kathy Janich


Dustin Pettegrew

Scenic Design

Tom Priester

Lead Electrician

Vallea E. Woodbury

Production Design

Joseph Watts

Technical Direction

Stefnie Cerny

Scenic Artist