Katie Brayben and Tanya Moodie to star in Daddy at the Almeida Theatre
The UK premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’ Daddy at the Almeida Theatre will include the Olivier Award-winning actress Katie Brayben, as the cast of nine has been announced, with performances starting next month.
First performed in 2016, Daddy explores intimacy and identity as a young black artist meets an art collector, with a mother later trying to save her son who has found himself with a new father figure.
Katie Brayben will play Alessia, recently starring in the revival of Girl from the North Country at the Gielgud. She’s returning to the Almeida Theatre after starring in American Psycho and King Charles II, but has also given an Olivier Award-winning performance as the titular character in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She’s joined by Tanya Moodie as Zora, whose theatre credits include Rasheeda Speaking at Trafalgar Studios as well as Olivier Award-nominated performances in Apparel at the Park Theatre and The House That Will Not Stand at the Tricycle Theatre.
Best known as the original Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, John McCrea will play Max, alongside Alexander Hanson as Andre, Ioanna Kimbook as Bellamy and David Jonsson as Franklin.
The trio who make up the gospel choir in Daddy is completed by Keisha Atwell, Rebecca Bernice Amissah and Jabari Braham.
The Daddy creative team features direction by Danya Taymor, scenic design by Matt Saunders, costume design by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Lee Kinney.