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By Adam Lazarus
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781848429383, 56 pages, March 2020


Here is a father who loves his daughter. You can tell from the way he held her when she was born after a difficult delivery; you can 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's ever done. Who knows, you might have done them too…

Told with unsettling charm, Daughter is a darkly satirical monologue about fatherhood, love and toxic masculinity, by Canadian playwright and performer Adam Lazarus.

Daughter received its UK premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, where it became one of the most talked about shows at the festival, before transferring to Battersea Arts Centre, London, in 2020.

This edition contains the complete text of the play alongside an introduction by the author and essays about the impact of the play and the issues it raises.


"Magnetic. The audience are unsure whether to give a standing ovation or stage a walk-out. "

- Guardian

"Electrifying. A timely portrait of everyday misogyny hiding in plain sight. "

- Herald

"Powerful and unsettling. Keeps pushing and pushing at the line as if daring us to draw it. "

- Independent