Skip to main content

Clint Dyer


Work at the National Theatre includes: Othello (making him the first Black director to direct Othello in major UK venue), reopening the theatre in 2020 with Death of England: Delroy (winner, best play at Visionary awards), the sequel to the celebrated Death of England (nomination for Best Director, Black British Theatre Awards), both of which he co-wrote with Roy Williams. This made him the first Black artist to act, write and direct at the National Theatre.

Other work includes: Kingston 14 and The Big Life (also in the West End; Olivier, Evening Standard and WhatsOnStage-nominations; first Black British musical transfer to the West End) at Theatre Royal Stratford East; Sylvia Plath (as writer and director) and The Westbridge at the Royal Court; and The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke (written by Dyer and co-directed with Simon Mcburney) for Complicité.

Clint Dyer directed Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, which received four 2022 Olivier Award nominations including Best New Musical and won Best Original Score/New Orchestrations, was nominated for ten WhatsOnStage awards, had two nominations for the Best Musical and Best Actor at the Evening Standard Awards and won for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Musical Director at the Black British Theatre Awards.

As an actor, his work includes: the Olivier-winning production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Best Actor, I.A.R. Awards) at the National Theatre; The Kid Stays in the Picture for Complicité at the Royal Court; SUS at the Young Vic; Big White Fog at the Almeida; and The Royale at the Bush.

TV and Film

Starter Motor (as writer) for the BBC’s Soon Gone: A Windrush Chronicle monologues; and Death of England: Face to Face, a feature-length film (co-written with Roy Williams) for the National Theatre and SKY TV, which was nominated for Best Single Drama at the BAFTA TV awards, Royal Television Society Awards and Broadcast Digital Media Awards.


(Updated September 2023)