12 Apr 2022 - 12 Apr 2022

Hosted by Jeremy O. Harris

“Daddy” - Black Out



Running Time: Approx. 2 hours & 45 mins, incl. an interval
Act I: 55 mins, Interval: 20 mins, Acts II & III: 1 hour 30 mins


production information

After running two Black Out events on Broadway for his hit play Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris hosts a Black Out performance of “Daddy” A Melodrama.

Black Out is a performance for which all the tickets are reserved for Black audience members. Jeremy conceived Black Out because he felt it was important for Black theatregoers to experience sitting in a theatre space where the whole audience looks like them. You can read more about the initiative here>

While this performance has been programmed to create a space for as many Black-identifying audience members as possible, no one is excluded from attending this performance. You can read our FAQs here>

5 Stars Red 2022 200x50
"Nothing short of a masterpiece"

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"Expect the unexpected in this bold, flamboyantly theatrical production"
The Guardian

A young black artist meets an older white art collector.
A gospel choir emerges from an infinity pool.
A mother stops at nothing to save her son’s soul.

In this Bel Air tale of love and family, intimacy is a commodity and the surreal gets real.

When it’s summer every day, when even is it?

Danya Taymor (Pass Overdirects the UK premiere of “Daddy”, an explosive and blistering melodrama from Jeremy O. Harris, whose play Slave Play received a record 12 nominations at the 74th Tony Awards.

"One of the most exciting new voices of his generation" - GQ on Jeremy O. Harris

The cast features Terique Jarrett (RSC's The Mirror and the Light), Claes Bang (BBC’s DraculaThe Square) and Sharlene Whyte (ITV's Stephen, Small Axe).

They will be joined by the Olivier Award-nominated John McCrea (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Ioanna Kimbook (The Duchess of Malfi) and Jenny Rainsford (Fleabag). The gospel choir is played by Rebecca Bernice AmissahKeisha Atwell and T’Shan Williams.

Dates & Tickets

Tue 12 April 7pm
£10 - £35

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with “Daddy” playwright Jeremy O. Harris.

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All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. More info

D/deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £25 by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

25 & Under
£5 tickets are available on selected seats to those aged 25 and under.

Under 30s
If you are aged 30 or under, you can book tickets for £15.

Students, Over 65s & Unemployed
These groups can book tickets for £25.

NHS and Blue Light Card holders
Use code BLUELIGHT when selecting your seats to book second-price-band tickets for £25. Limited to 2 tickets per person.

Daddy Black Out Video

More info about the Black Out event

Additional information

Running time is approx. 2 hours & 45 mins, incl. an interval.
Act I: 55 mins, Interval: 20 mins, Acts II & III: 1 hour 30 mins. Please note that running times may vary during preview performances. Find out more about our running times here.

Due to the nature of the staging, if you are sat in the front two rows of the stalls you may get splashed with water.

This production contains characters at times using racially violent language, adult themes, male nudity, and scenes of a sexual nature. It also includes flashing lights, latex balloons and the smoking of herbal cigarettes. Recommended for ages 16+.

Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

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"Daddy" is supported by The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts. 
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Media partner:
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Cast & Creatives

Writer Jeremy O. Harris 
Director Danya Taymor
Set Designer Matt Saunders
Co-Costume Designers 
Montana Levi Blanco and Peter Todd
Lighting Designer 
Isabella Byrd
Sound Designer and Original Music 
Lee Kinney
Music Supervisor Tim Sutton
Original Vocal Score Darius Smith
Hair and Makeup Designer Cynthia De La Rosa
Choreographer/ Movement Director 
Anjali Mehra
Intimacy and Fight Director 
Yarit Dor
Casting Director Amy Ball
Doll Designer Tschabalala Self
Dialect Coach Brett Tyne
Costume Supervisor Olivia Ward
Assistant Director Mumba Dodwell
Playwright's Assistant Raffi Donatich
Assistant Sound Designer Ali Taie

Rebecca Bernice Amissah
Keisha Atwell
Claes Bang
Terique Jarrett
Ioanna Kimbook
John McCrea
Jenny Rainsford
Sharlene Whyte
T’Shan Williams

Artwork photography by Sebastian Nevols. Concept by Émilie Chen.