Baghdaddy (London)

Baghdaddy (London) London Reviews and Tickets

(3 Ratings)
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Great writing, Resonant, Absorbing, Relevant, Profound

About the Show

Jasmine Naziha Jones’s debut play exploring cultural identity, generational trauma and a father-daughter relationship amidst global conflict.

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28 Reviews | 1 Follower
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Profound, Great writing

See it if good to make you think about other and have more empathy and understanding about other races

Don't see it if harrowing story, not a comfortable watch

15 Reviews | 0 Followers
Intense, Absorbing, Great writing, Masterful, Resonant

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2 Reviews | 0 Followers
Ambitious, Quirky, Uneven, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You appreciate aburdist humour

Don't see it if You're expecting a perfect show - you can tell it's someone's first play

Critic Reviews (8)

November 25th, 2022

"It is a shame that the force and vivacity of the writing is stifled by direction that is too eager to please. "
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Time Out London
December 2nd, 2022

" ‘Baghdaddy’ is a genuinely promising debut that very much feels like the work of an early years playwright and might have been better served by the Court’s smaller Upstairs theatre."
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The Guardian (UK)
November 25th, 2022

" 'Baghdaddy’s' complicated parts do not quite come together, its boldness is extraordinary and certainly showcases the playwright’s fearless talent."
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The Telegraph (UK)
November 28th, 2022

"Too much biographical and political detail goes missing in action. And I was unpersuaded and often irritated by the device of a clownish chorus of three 'spiritual companions',"
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London Theatre
November 26th, 2022

"Steeped in a roiling mixture of grievance and affection, the play comes movingly to a close on a straightforwardly expressed 'thanks Dad' - proof positive that for all life’s lacerations, what will survive of us with any luck is love."
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The Times (UK)
November 28th, 2022

" 'Baghdaddy' is a bumpy ride. I’d happily have left during the interval. I’m glad I didn’t."
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The Arts Desk
November 29th, 2022

"At best Baghdaddy is a surreal trip into traumatic memory, at its worst it’s a self-indulgent mess … But even if it’s not completely successful, it’s a strong debut."
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December 7th, 2022

"There are genuine moments of poignancy and gut-wrench – sadly there is so much absurdity surrounding it however that it's very difficult to grab onto."
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