By Jeremy O. Harris
Directed By Danya Taymor
"Nothing short of a masterpiece"
"Expect the unexpected in this bold, flamboyantly theatrical production"
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
The cast features Terique Jarrett (RSC's The Mirror and the Light), Claes Bang (BBC’s Dracula, The 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 Amissah, Keisha Atwell and T’Shan Williams.
Tickets for many performances of “Daddy” are now limited or sold out. But there are still some ways you can get tickets. Read our guide here>
Sat 26 Mar – Sat 30 Apr
Sat 26 Mar – Tue 5 Apr £10 - £35
Thu 7 – 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 Fri 29 Apr 1pm
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.
Relaxed Environment performance Wed 27 Apr 1pm
This performance is for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed audience environment when seeing a production. More info.
Talkback After Mon 18 Apr performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
“Daddy” Black Out Tue 12 Apr 7pm
Hosted by Jeremy O. Harris, Black Out is a performance for which all the tickets are reserved for Black audience members. More info.
Almeida For Free Thu 14 Apr 7pm
A free performance exclusively for those aged 25 and under. More info.
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.
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.
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for performances on Sat 26 Mar - Tue 5 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.
Theatre includes: Guys and Dolls (The Mill at Sonning); King in Concert (Hackey Empire); Suffrageddon (Barbican/ Roundhouse/ West End); Aladdin (Bristol Hippodrome); We Are Amused: Prince Charles’s 70th Birthday Celebration (London Palladium); Into the Woods (Chelsea Theatre).
Television includes: Sing: Ultimate A Cappella; The Naked Choir.
Concerts include: A Night with Stratford East Singers; Havering Mayor Variety Show; Sona Jobarteh Fasiah Tour; For the Music (solo show).
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.
"Daddy" is supported by The London Community Foundation and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts.
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 and Brett Macias
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
Artwork photography by Sebastian Nevols. Concept by Émilie Chen.