Daughter (NHB Modern Plays)

November 1, 2020
Daughter (NHB Modern Plays)

Here is a father who loves his daughter. You can tell from theway he held her when she was born after a difficult delivery; youcan tell from the way he dances with her to her favourite songs;you can tell from the way he will do anything to protect her.He's not going to apologise for every other little thing he'sever done. Who knows, you might have done them too...Told with unsettling charm, Daughter is a darklysatirical monologue about fatherhood, love and toxic masculinity,by Canadian playwright and performer Adam Lazarus.Daughter received its UK premiere at the EdinburghFestival Fringe in 2018, where it became one of the most talkedabout shows at the festival, before transferring to Battersea ArtsCentre, London, in 2020.This edition contains the complete text of the play alongside anintroduction by the author and essays about the impact of the playand the issues it raises.'Powerful and unsettling. Keeps pushing and pushing at the lineas if daring us to draw it' - Independent'Magnetic. The audience are unsure whether to give a standingovation or stage a walk-out' - Guardian'Electrifying. A timely portrait of everyday misogyny hiding inplain sight' - Herald