Starting a thread for this as I know once booking opens, we'll all be flocking to see (Future Dame) Katherine Parkinson in 'Home, I'm Darling' by Laura Wade and I just think the artwork for it is simply fabulous. Dame KP looks glorious.
Laura Wade would surely win an award for being one of the least prolific playwrights.
Quality is sometimes more important than quantity. Perhaps more writers should hone their work the way that she does instead of swiftly bringing out one play after another.
I'm not suggesting that she should write ten plays a year, but it's eight years since Posh, and as far as I am aware the only play she's written since then is her adaptation of Tipping the Velvet. She has had children, I think, which is of course a massive commitment, but it seems to me that she is somewhat unproven as a playwright, with a body of work too small for it to be possible to say "This is what a Laura Wade play is like." Maybe this new play will be brilliant, but it's not like with, let's say, Lucy Kirkwood or James Graham where I feel I know what they're capable of.
Katherine Parkinson was also in Laura Wade's "Kreutzer vs Kreutzer," with Samuel West, at the Wanamaker, not long ago.
It was a kind of Sliding Doors, alternate realities, Tolstoy murder-(or not)-story adaptation, with Beethoven's music back-grounding one "reality" and Janacek's music back-grounding the other "reality."
It was riveting, the music was exquisite, and I'm still confused as to why it appeared and disappeared so unceremoniously.
Katherine Parkinson was one of the very few good things in the film The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I thought. Though my daughter really enjoyed the film and so would disagree with me on this one.