Introducing “Daddy” A Melodrama

Writer Jeremy O. Harris introduces us to “Daddy” A Melodrama ahead of its UK premiere.

This explosive and blistering melodrama is directed by Danya Taymor (Pass Over), with a cast featuring Terique Jarrett (RSC's The Mirror and the Light), Claes Bang (BBC’s Dracula, The Square) and Sharlene Whyte (ITV's Stephen, Small Axe).



Jeremy O. Harris: My name is Jeremy O. Harris and I wrote the play “Daddy”. It’s about an intergenerational interracial relationship between a man of a certain age who collects art and his 26-year-old artist and muse. I’m always the audience I’m writing for. I’m writing for what Jeremy O. Harris wants to see on stage first and I know that at the point when I had written this play I had never seen a play like this, exploring these ideas. And it was what kept me writing.


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