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30 Mar 2020 - 09 May 2020

UK PREMIERE

“Daddy”

A MELODRAMA

By JEREMY O. HARRIS

Directed By DANYA TAYMOR

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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.

Dates & Tickets

Previews Mon 30 Mar – Wed 8 Apr
Press Night
7pm Thu 9 Apr

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 15 Apr
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 11 Apr

30 Mar – 8 Apr
£34, £29, £20, £10

10 Apr – 9 May
£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
Thu 30 Apr
Post-show talk with members of the “Daddy” company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Almeida Questions
Mon 20 Apr 6pm
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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Thu 30 Apr 7.30pm
£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale Mon 9 Mar.
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Audio Described performance
by VocalEyes
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Sat 2 May 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)
£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under on sale Mon 9 Mar.
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404.

Islington First
Mon 30 Mar – Fri 10 Apr (except 9 Apr)
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 performances on Mon 30 Mar, Tue 31 Mar, Mon 6 Apr, Tue 7 Apr, Mon 13 Apr, Tue 14 Apr & Mon 20 Apr. Enter the promo code 25UNDER to access. Tickets go on sale Mon 9 Mar. For more information click here.

Theatre includes: Slave Play (Golden Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, and The Lotos Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sciences); Xander Xyst; Dragon: 1; WATER SPORTS; or insignificant white boys.

Jeremy co-wrote A24’s upcoming film Zola with director Janicza Bravo. He is the eleventh recipient of the Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow, an Orchard Project Greenhouse artist, a resident playwright with Colt Coeur, and is under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons. He is a graduate of the Yale MFA Playwriting Programme.

Almeida Theatre Podcast: interview with the award-winning playwright Jeremy O. Harris.

Additional information

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

This production contains adult themes, male nudity and scenes of a sexual nature. 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

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