By JEREMY O. HARRIS
Directed By DANYA TAYMOR
Running Time: TBC
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.
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).
Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm
£42.50, £34, £20, £10
Thu 30 Apr
Live-subtitled post-show talk with members of the “Daddy” company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
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
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.
Mon 30 Mar – Mon 13 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.
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.
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.
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings and Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.
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 at 1pm. For more information click here.
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.
Running time TBC. Find out more about our running times here.
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.
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
Rebecca Bernice Amissah