UK premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’s ‘SLAVE PLAY’ to open in London’s West End from June 2024

Producers Empire Street Productions, Seaview and bb² have announced the UK premiere of Jeremy O. Harris‘s record breaking play, SLAVE PLAY, a ground-breaking and controversial play about race, identity, and sexuality in twenty-first century America, which will play a strictly limited season at Noël Coward Theatre in London’s West End from 29 June to 21 September 2024.

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.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.

SLAVE PLAY will be designed by Clint Ramos, with costume by Dede Ayite, lighting by Jiyoun Chang and composition and sound design by Lindsay Jones.

Tickets go on sale today to priority bookers at 12pm and then on general sale from 10am tomorrow 28 February 2024 at www.slaveplaylondon.com.

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