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Slave Play

  • Theatre, Experimental
  • Noël Coward Theatre, Covent Garden
Slave Play
Photograph: Courtesy Joan MarcusPhotograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus

Time Out says

Jeremy O Harris’s infamous Broadway smash about sex and trauma in US racial relations finally makes it to London

Jeremy O Harris’s frenzied satire about a trio of interracial couples who seek to get their sex lives back on track by indulging in Antebellum-styled master-slave roleplays was both a massive smash and wildly controversial over its two Broadway seasons (for reasons that are presumably obvious from that description). Harris’s second play ‘“Daddy”’ was better received over its 2022 Almeida run than it was back home, but a UK transfer for ‘Slave Play’ has been a long time coming. Finally, though, here’s Robert O’Hara’s production, which boasts a cast to die for, with James Cusati-Moyer, Chalia La Tour, Annie McNamara and Irene Sofia Lucio returning from its the original Broadway production, plus an infusion of Brits headed by ‘Game of Thrones’ man Kit Harington and the reliably hilarious Fisayo Akinade.

There will be numerous ways to get cheap tickets, including a release of tickets for the following week’s performances at 10am on a Wednesday, starting from as little as £1. 

Harris pioneered Black Out performances – where it’s politely requested that only Black-identifying audience member attend – with the original 2019 run of ‘Slave Play’, and there will be two here, on July 17 and September 17.


Event website:
Noël Coward Theatre
St Martin's Lane
Tube: Leicester Square
£20-£150. Runs 2hr

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