American playwright’s autobiographical The Play About My Dad, based on her experience in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has just received its European premiere at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, where its limited season continues until the 21 July 2018. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite review highlights from this “extraordinarily moving” production – as well as the show’s trailer (also moving). Have a look – and then get booking!
The Play About My Dad was nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and is written by acclaimed American playwright Boo Killebrew, whose accolades include two New York Innovative Theater Awards, two Fringe Excellence Awards, and The Bette Davis Foundation Award. The third play in Jermyn Street’s REACTION Season, it’s directed by the theatre’s deputy director Stella Powell-Jones.
The morning after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, playwright Boo Killebrew woke up to a front-page newspaper photograph of a childhood friend rescuing people on a flooded street in her devastated hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi. Boo tried to get in touch with her father, Larry, an emergency surgeon, and couldn’t for five days.
Hannah Britland plays Boo opposite The Inbetweeners‘ David Schaal, as Boo’s father Larry. They’re joined in the 90-minute production by Juliet Cowan, Miquel Brown, Annabel Bates and Michael Thomas.
The Play About My Dad continues until 21 July 2018 at Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm and Saturday matinees at 3.30pm. Tickets are priced £20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!