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26 Mar 2022 - 30 Apr 2022

UK Premiere


A Melodrama

By Jeremy O. Harris

Directed By Danya Taymor

Running Time: TBC


production information

I will be your father figure.
Put your tiny hand in mine.

I will be your preacher teacher.
Anything you have in mind.

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 Over) directs 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

“Daddy” is supported by the Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation.

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“Daddy” was originally due to play at the Almeida in March 2020 and was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you had tickets for the original run these will have either been refunded or a credit was added to your account. If you have any questions on this, please contact the Box Office at

Dates & Tickets

Sat 26 Mar – Sat 30 Apr 

Sat 26 Mar – Mon 4 Apr £10 - £35
Wed 6 – Sat 30 Apr
£10 - £48.50
(Prices vary per performance)

Captioned performance Tue 26 Apr 7pm
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404. £5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under from 5pm on Fri 25 Feb.

Audio Described performance Sat 23 Apr 1pm (Touch Tour 11.15am)
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404. £5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under from 5pm on Fri 25 Feb.

Talkback After Mon 18 April performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Almeida For Free
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. More details to be announced. Sign up to our emails for Tickets & Events for 16-25s to be the first to hear when tickets are available.

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All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for D/deaf and disabled bookings. More info

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

25 & Under
£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances from Sat 26 Mar – Fri 1 Apr. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. Tickets go on sale from 5pm on Fri 25 Feb. More info

Under 30s
If you are aged 30 or under, you can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Mon-Thu performances and Sat matinees.

Students, Over 65s & Unemployed
Book second-price-band tickets for £25 on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings. This concession is also for top-price tickets on matinee performances.

Islington First
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for performances on 26 Mar - 6 Apr, subject to availability. Enter promo code ISFIRST when selecting your seats. Find applicable postcodes here.

NHS and Blue Light Card holders
Use code BLUELIGHT when selecting your seats to book second-price-band tickets for £25 on Mon-Thu evenings, and top-price tickets on Wed & Sat matinees for £25. Limited to 2 tickets per person.

Additional information

Running time TBC. 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 adult themes, male nudity, scenes of a sexual nature and at times characters in the play use racially violent language. Recommended for ages 16+. 

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

Cast & Creatives

Writer Jeremy O. Harris 
Director Danya Taymor
Set Designer Matt Saunders
Costume Designer 
Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting Designer 
Isabella Byrd
Sound Designer 
Lee Kinney
Movement Director 
Anjali Mehra
Musical Director 
Tim Sutton
Intimacy and Fight Director 
Yarit Dor
Casting Director Amy Ball

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