Photo credit: Terique Jarrett and Claes Bang (Photos by Karolina Urbaniak and courtesy of Claes Bang)

‘Daddy: A Melodrama’ announces full cast

Jeremy O. Harris' play opens at the Almeida Theatre this spring.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

The full cast for the London premiere of Jeremy O. Harris' Daddy: A Melodrama has been named. Daddy: A Melodrama begins previews at the Almeida Theatre on 26 March, with an opening night on 6 April and performances to 30 April.

Daddy: A Melodrama follows Franklin, a young black artist who finds himself seduced by older man, Andre. Their connection deepens into an irresistible love, but Franklin's mother is convinced her son is in trouble.

The Daddy cast is led by Terique Jarrett as Franklin and Claes Bang as Andre. Rebecca Bernice Amissah, Keisha Atwell, Ioanna Kimbook, John McCrea, Jenny Rainsford, Sharlene Whyte and T'Shan Williams complete the Daddy company.

Daddy: A Melodrama made its world premiere at the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York in 2018. In a five star review of the show for New York Theatre Guide, "We are never left to wonder where to focus, and we are too engaged to ask why. All bets are off from the moment this play begins. We are on a rollercoaster ride directly through the hearts of these characters. As the melodrama winds up, we are without words because everything that needed to be said was said." 

Daddy: A Melodrama is by Jeremy O. Harris. Harris' play, Slave Play, was nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best New Play in 2021. The Daddy creative team includes direction by Danya Taymor, set design by Matt Saunders, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco and Peter Todd, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, and sound design by Lee Kinney.

Daddy: A Melodrama is at the Almeida Theatre.

Photo credit: Terique Jarrett and Claes Bang (Photos by Karolina Urbaniak and courtesy of Claes Bang)

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