Shady Dolls’ second production, Homestead by Steven Dykes, premiered at The Courtyard at Covent Garden in September 2006. Set in the American South of the turbulent 1950s, Homestead is a thrilling new version of Lorca's masterpiece of desire and betrayal: La Casa de Bernada Alba.
The production was hailed a “triumph” by the press, receiving enormous critical acclaim and playing to full houses. Shady Dolls’ fascination with the grotesque proved it could capture a diverse West End audience.
“A triumph!...All are superb…I can’t really find anything to fault, except the run – too short. This play deserves to be seen.” THE STAGE
**** Four Stars "An evening that rivals the starrier houses” EVENING STANDARD
“Has the National re-located to Covent Garden?...’Homestead’ is that rare thing, a play based on another which has a new, fresh, legitimate voice of its own…. Shady Dolls' impressive production is ripe for a no-expenses spared reincarnation in one of the loftier space on the South Bank.” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE