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Jeremy O. Harris, Daddy, Almeida Theatre
Photography Sebastian Nevols

Jeremy O. Harris, the playwright shaking up Broadway, to make London debut

“Daddy” will bring a story about race, love, queerness, class, and kink to the Almeida Theatre

Since Slave Play made its debut in late 2018, Dazed 100’er and playwright Jeremy O. Harris has been shaking Broadway to its core – finding fans in Rihanna and enemies in angry white women.

Now, he is finally set to make his UK debut with “Daddy” – a play which when originally debuted in New York City was described as “an explosive and blistering melodrama”. O. Harris wrote “Daddy” while he was undertaking an artists residency at MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, and it also formed part of his application for Yale School of Drama.

Directed by Danya Taymor, “Daddy” unfolds as a story about race, love, queerness, class, and kink as it follows the story of Franklin, a young black gay artist and Andre, a wealthy, old white art collector, and Franklin’s sugar daddy. The three-act play, which O. Harris says was influenced by Shirley Caesar and Nicki Minaj, forms a “Bel Air tale of love and family (where) intimacy is a commodity and the surreal gets real”.

“Daddy” premieres in the UK at the Almeida Theatre on 30 March and runs until 9 May 2020 – tickets can be purchased here. Concessions are available. Dazed is proud to be the media partner for “Daddy”. Keep an eye on the site and our social channels for more