Slave Play

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Booking from 29 June 2024 until 21 September 2024

See the most Tony Award-nominated play of all time with Slave Play tickets

It caused a sensation on Broadway with its bold confrontation of sex, race and power in 21st-century America, and now UK audiences can experience Slave Play as it makes its premiere at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre. Fisayo Akinade and Kit Harington feature amongst a stellar cast in Jeremy O. Harris’ acclaimed show, which became the most Tony-nominated play in history in 2020. Catch it in London for a limited time only this summer, when it promises to create a buzz. 

At the MacGregor Plantation, the Old South is alive and well; stifling heat is disrupted by the crack of the whip, and cotton fields are visible in the distance. But is all as it seems? Provocative, controversial and utterly compelling, Slave Play confronts race, gender and sexuality in the US head-on, as three couples enter into unconventional therapy sessions. 

Slave Play was nominated for an incredible 12 Tony Awards, and got Broadway audiences and critics talking with its “dazzling mix of satire and psychodrama” (The New York Times). Few shows have caused such a buzz in the last decade, and it even celebrated a second Broadway run that was just as popular as the first. 

This no-holds-barred exploration of power and desire is playwright Jeremy O. Harris’ most acclaimed work. London audiences could previously see his other play, Daddy, at the Almeida Theatre but it is Slave Play that is set to really put him on the map on this side of the Atlantic. 

The cast includes Game of Thrones star Kit Harington as Jim, Fisayo Akinade (Heartstopper; The Crucible) as Gary, and several of the original Off-Broadway and Broadway cast including Chalia La Tour, James Cusati-Moyer, Annie McNamara and Irene Sofia Lucio. They are joined by Olivia Washington (I’m a Virgo) and Aaron Heffernan (Brassic). They are directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, who also directed the play in New York. 

Don’t miss your chance to see “the most radical Broadway play in years” (Chicago Tribune) as it makes its explosive West End debut. Funny, uncomfortable, confronting and bold: Slave Play tickets promise one of the most unforgettable theatre experiences this year.

Child friendly?

Slave Play is suitable for ages 16+. It features adult themes around race, gender and sexuality; strong language; and some bright lighting. E-cigarettes are smoked onstage.