30 Mar 2020 - 09 May 2020

UK PREMIERE

“Daddy”

A MELODRAMA

By JEREMY O. HARRIS

Directed By DANYA TAYMOR

This production is postponed

production information

Following government advice, and alongside other UK theatres, we have taken the very difficult decision to temporarily close the Almeida Theatre. The length of closure is currently unknown and we will constantly review this in line with the latest government advice. 

Sadly we have taken the decision to postpone all scheduled performances of “Daddy”, and all ticket holders for these performances will be contacted shortly.

We are receiving a high volume of phone calls and emails, and we appreciate your patience as we contact all ticket holders by date of performance as quickly as we can in these difficult circumstances.

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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 directs the UK premiere of “Daddy”, an explosive and blistering melodrama from Jeremy O. Harris (Slave Play) – "one of the most exciting new voices of his generation" GQ.

David Jonsson (Mary Stuart) returns to the Almeida to play Franklin alongside Olivier Award-nominated actors Alexander Hanson (Follies) and Tanya Moodie (Fences).

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Dates & Tickets

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm

£42.50, £34, £20, £10

Almeida Rush
Almeida Rush allows audiences to book last minute tickets to popular Almeida shows. Tickets released Tuesday at 1pm here.

Talkback
Date TBC
Live-subtitled post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Almeida Questions
Date TBC
An eclectic programme of pre-show discussions, which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage.
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Captioned performance
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Date TBC
£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under.
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Audio Described performance
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Date TBC
£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under.
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Islington First
Dates TBC
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability.

Enter the promo code ISFIRST at the top of the seating plan screen before selecting your seats. For applicable postcodes see here.

Concessions
Customers claiming Jobseeker's Allowance and students can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Concessions tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees*.

Concessions tickets are subject to availability and not available in the final week of performances. For more information click here.

Over 65s
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees. Over 65s tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees. For more information click here.

Under 30s
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.

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

*Concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings

25 and under
£5 tickets will be available to those age 25 and under for various performances. For more information click here.

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Rebecca Bernice Amissah

Gospel Choir

Theatre includes: Guys and Dolls (The Mill At Sonning); King in Concert (Hackey Empire); Suffrageddon (Barbican/ Roundhouse/ West End); Aladdin (Bristol Hippodrome); Into the Woods (Chelsea Theatre).

Television includes: Sing: Ultimate A Cappella; Naked Choir.

Concerts include: A Night with Stratford East Singers; Havering Mayor Variety Show; Sona Jobarteh Fasiah Tour.

Additional information

Running time TBC. Find out more about our running times here.

CONTENT WARNING

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

By Jeremy O. Harris
Direction Danya Taymor
Design Matt Saunders
Costume Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting Isabella Byrd
Sound Lee Kinney
Musical Director Tim Sutton
Movement Director Anjali Mehra
Casting Amy Ball
Resident Director Robert Awosusi
Costume Supervisor Peter Todd
Fight and Intimacy Director Yarit Dor

Cast includes
Rebecca Bernice Amissah
Keisha Atwell
Jabari Braham
Katie Brayben
Alexander Hanson
David Jonsson
Ioanna Kimbook
John McCrea
Tanya Moodie

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