European Premiere

The Play About My Dad

BY BOO KILLEBREW.
DIRECTED BY STELLA POWELL-JONES.
27 June -
21 July 2018

Overview

“Dad. Could you start? But, you know, like it’s you, just talking?”

It's not easy putting on a play. It's even harder when your dad is the lead character, he's playing himself, and even though you're the professional playwright and he's the emergency surgeon, he keeps trying to rewrite your script. After Hurricane Katrina swept through her home town, Boo was determined to write a play about it. But she never imagined it would be this hard...

Playful, funny, and fiercely emotional, Killebrew's acclaimed play explores what it means to be a father - or a daughter.

Boo Killebrew is a rising star of American theatre. She has received two New York Innovative Theater Awards, two Fringe Excellence Awards, and The Bette Davis Foundation Award. Her plays include Miller, Mississippi (The Leah Ryan Prize); Romance Novels for Dummies and Days Like Diamonds.

Stella Powell-Jones is Deputy Director of Jermyn Street Theatre, funded by the Carne Trust. She recently returned to London after establishing a successful career in New York, where she directed new work by writers including Bathsheba Doran, Samuel D. Hunter and Nick Jones.


People

Taye Junaid-Evans
Michael Thomas
Taye has acted with the RSC and in the NT's production of The Imaginary Friend.
Joel Lawes
Jay Thomas
Joel studied at Drama Centre London.
David Schaal
Larry
David appeared in The Inbetweeners films and has been seen at the Royal Exchange and Arcola Theatres.
Nathan Welsh
Neil Plitt
Nathan performed as Romeo at Shakespeare's Globe and has been seen at Orange Tree Theatre and Donmar Warehouse.
Annabel Bates
Rena Thomas
Annabel appeared in the UK tour of Hedda Gabbler and previously acted in The Play About My Dad for Jermyn Street Theatre.
Hannah Britland
Boo Killebrew
Hannah has appeared in episodes of Fresh Meat and Skins.
Miquel Brown
Essie Watson
Miquel has played several roles for the NT and appeared in feature film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
Juliet Cowan
Sally Killebrew
Juliet is best known for her TV appearances, including BBC's Skins and Cuckoo, and CBBC's The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Ammar Duffus
Kenny Tyson
Ammar appeared in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and has been seen on stage at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse.
T'jai Adu-Yeboah
Michael Thomas
T'jai performed in Medea for the NT and The Play About My Dad for Jermyn Street Theatre. He has appeared on the TV show Hollyoaks.

Boo Killebrew
Playwright
Stella Powell-Jones
Director
Charlotte Espiner
Set and costume design
Ali Hunter
Lighting design
Elena Peña
Sound design
Nick Trumble
Dialect coach
Emily Jones
Casting director


Media

“Under Stella Powell-Jones' direction, the synergy between the threads and characters is evident.”
Breaking the Fourth Wall
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“Hannah Britland doesn't disappoint, she is a brilliant Boo.”
The Spy in the Stalls
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“Director Stella Powell-Jones has secured good performances from her cast.”
Reviews Gate
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“A satisfying piece of theatre.”
The Reviews Hub
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“Stella Powell-Jones' production skilfully knits together the script's different elements.”
The Guardian

 
“Between the narrative experiments, something real and raw emerges.”
A Younger Theatre