Daughter by Adam Lazarus. A toddler with long hair and painted nails sits on her father's shoulders. She has soiled herself on his shirt. His expression is distant.


By Adam Lazarus

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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.

This show is strictly 16+.
Show Running Time: 70 mins

Daughter contains themes that some people may find upsetting. For more information, please read the detailed pre-show information.


Want to find out more?

Read an interview with actor Adam Lazarus in Theatre Weekly

"Theatre isn't always a safe space, but it should strive to be an accountable one" Aislinn Rose, Artistic Director of Canada's The Theatre Centre, talks to The Stage about impact of Daughter.

Adam Lazarus describes the themes of misogyny and toxic masculinity prevalent in his character in Daughter with London Live.

Produced by The Theatre Centre in association with Glynis Henderson Productions



Relaxed Performances
All performances will be Relaxed. At Battersea Arts Centre, this means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show. Ear defenders are available to use during the performance. Latecomers will be permitted – this might be at specific points in the performance agreed with the artists. It does not mean that light and sound effects have been changed. For more info, visit our Access Page.

Open Captioned Performance
The performance on 13 Mar will be live captioned by Claire Hill

Audio Described Performance
The performance on 20 Mar will be audio described

Step-Free Access
This event takes place on the first floor of our building, which can be reached via a lift. There is step-free access to Scratch Bar and ground floor public spaces. There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.

Further Information
Download the detailed pre-show information or visit our Access Page.


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