Battersea Arts Centre, London, UK
Daughter at Battersea Arts Centre
Performed by Adam Lazarus and directed by Ann-Marie Kerr, Daughter became one of the most talked-about shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018. This powerhouse performance pulls no punches as it confronts toxic masculinity head-on.
“Powerful and unsettling. Keeps pushing and pushing at the line as if daring us to draw it”
★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Independent
“Magnetic. The audience are unsure whether to give a standing ovation or stage a walk-out”
★★★★ Kate Wyver, The Guardian
“Electrifying. A timely portrait of everyday misogyny hiding in plain sight.”
★★★★ Neil Cooper, The Herald
Adam Lazarus plays The Father in this darkly satirical piece distilled into the figure of a very funny, engaging and deeply troubled man.
Through his powerful account of fatherhood, violence and love, we come to recognize the ingrained misogyny we see everywhere — within society, within our communities, and perhaps, for some of us, within ourselves.
Daughter aims to open-up a conversation. Every performance is followed by a discussion with the show’s producer, The Theatre Centre’s Artistic Director Aislinn Rose.
Written and Performed by Adam Lazarus
Co-created with Ann-Marie Kerr, Melissa D’Agostino and Jivesh Parasram
Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr
Lighting design by Michelle Ramsay
Sound & composition design by Richard Feren
Contributing artists (development): Kate Alton, Rebecca Vandevelde, Sasha Theodora
Originally Produced in 2017 by The Theatre Centre, QuipTake, and Pandemic Theatre