Death of England: Delroy
London, 2020. Delroy is arrested on his way to the hospital.
Filled with anger and grief, he recalls the moments and relationships that gave him hope before his life was irrevocably changed.
Written in response to their play Death of England, Michael Balogun plays Delroy in this new standalone work by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, which explores a Black working class man searching for truth and confronting his relationship with Great Britain.
Cast & Crew
|Understudy Delroy||Lace Akpojaro|
|Lighting Designer||Jackie Shemesh|
|Set and Costume Designer||Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey|
|Set and Costume Designer||Ultz|
|Sound Designer||Benjamin Grant|
|Sound Designer||Pete Malkin|
This production promises to re-open the National Theatre to physical audiences in October 2020. The theatre has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The play is a sequel to Death of England which played at The National Theatre in early 2020. The audience will be socially distanced in the Olivier auditorium.
On 5th October, it was announced that Giles Terera had to withdraw from the production due to recovering from emergency surgery. Michael Balogun, who was understudying the role, was announced as Terera’s replacement.
This production had its press night on Wednesday 4th November 2020. On the same night, it played its last performance due to England going into a second lockdown due to COVID-19 starting at 00:01 on Thursday 5th November 2020. Rufus Norris, the artistic director, spoke onstage to the audience before the press performance.
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