Interview: Neil McDermott, Johnny in Home, I’m Darling

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Neil McDermott (Pretty Woman / Shrek) is currently starring as Johnny in the touring production of Home, I’m Darling by Laura Wade.  

Directed by Tamara Harvey and Hannah Noon,  Home I’m Darling received its world premiere at Theatr Clwyd in 2018, before playing at the National Theatre and then transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End, winning the 2019 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. 


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Neil recently completed his run as Philip Stuckley in the West End production of Pretty Woman at the Savoy Theatre, having been with the show since its London premiere at the Piccadilly Theatre. 

Just a few of Neil’s extensive theatre credits include: Justin in Bad Girls (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Rolf in The Sound of Music (Palladium), Ordulf in Henry IV (Donmar), Young Buddy in Follies (Palladium), Jean-Michel in La Cage Aux Folles (Menier Chocolate Factory), Lord Farquaad in Shrek (Drury Lane), Bill Sykes in Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Chief Weasel in The Wind in the Willows (Palladium), Evil Lord Hector in Eugenius (Other Palace) and Major Mario Carita in Glory Ride (Other Palace).

Neil is also known for playing Ryan Malloy in BBC1’s EastEnders and recently returned to Albert Square to reprise his role for a limited time. 

Home, I’m Darling tours until 13th May 2023. Visit for info, tour dates and tickets. 

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