Slave Play by Jeremy O’Harris
29 Jun – 21 Sept 2024

Noël Coward Theatre

The UK premiere of Slave Play by Jeremy O'Harris - the most Tony-nominated play of all time comes to London
The UK premiere of Slave Play by Jeremy O’Harris – the most Tony-nominated play of all time comes to London

At the MacGregor Plantation the Old South is alive and well. The heat in the air, the cotton fields and the power of the whip. Yet nothing is quite as it appears… or maybe it is. Slave Play was originally staged in 2018 at New York Theatre Workshop before transferring to Broadway’s John Golden Theatre in 2019. The production received 12 nominations at the 74th Tony Awards, breaking the record previously set by the revival of Angels in America to become the most Tony nominated play of all time. Read news story.

The cast will include Fisayo Akinade (The Crucible, National Theatre; Heartstopper, Netflix), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones, HBO; True West, West End), Aaron Heffernan (Brassic, Sky; Atlanta, FX), Olivia Washington (I Am Virgo, Amazon Prime; Breaking, Bleecker Street) alongside James Cusati-Moyer (Six Degrees of Separation, Broadway; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix), Chalia La Tour (The Good Fight; Elementary, both CBS), Annie McNamara (Orange is the New Black, Netflix; Iowa, Playwrights Horizons) and Irene Sofia Lucio (The Americans, FX; Wit, Broadway) who will reprise their roles from the original Broadway production.

Empire Street Productions, Seaview Productions and bb² presents
Slave Play
Written by Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Robert O’Hara
Designed by Clint Ramos
Costumes by Dede Ayite Lighting by Jiyoung Chang Compositions and Sound Design by Lindsay Jones
Casting by Amy Ball
Original US Casting by Taylor Williams