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Jeremy O Harris Daddy

Jeremy O Harris’s hit play Daddy is about to arrive in the UK

The play is coming to London’s Almeida Theatre in April

After years of coronavirus-induced delays, Jeremy O Harris’s UK theatre debut is nearly here. The American playwright’s Daddy – “an explosive and blistering melodrama” about race, love, queerness and kink – is arriving at London’s Almeida Theatre next month. Even better, Dazed Club is offering members a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to the show.

The play, which originally debuted in New York in 2019, follows the story of Franklin, a young Black gay artist, and Andre, a rich old white art collector – and Franklin’s sugar daddy. The three-act play, which 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”.

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. The UK production is directed by Danya Taymor and stars Rebecca Bernice Amissah, Keisha Atwell, Ioanna Kimbook and John McCrea. 

The production opens at the Almeida Theatre on Wednesday April 6 until Saturday 30 April, 2022. Get your tickets here. Dazed Club members can apply for the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to Daddy from March 30.