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Death of England

a new play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams

From 31 January
Running Time: tbc

Death of England

A family in mourning. A man in crisis.

After the death of his dad, Michael is powerless and angry.

In a state of heartbreak, he confronts the difficult truths about his father’s legacy and the country that shaped him.

At the funeral, unannounced and unprepared, Michael decides it is time to speak.

Rafe Spall (Hedda Gabler, Black Mirror) performs this fearless one-person play which asks explosive and enduring questions about identity, race and class in Britain.

It is written for him by Roy Williams (Sucker Punch, Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads) and Clint Dyer (The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke), who becomes the first Black British artist to have performed, written and directed a full-scale production at the National Theatre.

PLEASE NOTE: The play contains adult themes and strong language, some of which is racially offensive; for more information, please contact us via our Help Centre.

Seats marked £26 in the Pit are unreserved barstools with low backs, and you may not be seated directly beside other members of your group. As some action could take place amidst these areas, ticket-holders must leave all bags and coats in the free cloakroom. Standard seating in the Pit is also available.

 

Talks and events

Writer Roy Williams and Writer/Director Clint Dyer Fri 14 Feb, 6.30pm, £9/£6
Designers Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey and ULTZ Fri 28 Feb, 6.30pm, £9/£6
Actor Rafe Spall on Death of England Mon 2 Mar, 3pm, £9/£6

Cast

Michael
Rafe Spall

Production team

Set and Costume Designer

ULTZ

Death of England ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
*£56, £41, £35, £26, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
*£61, £46, £37, £26, £20
Ways to save
Previews 31 January - 5 February

*£54, £38 – £15

PLEASE NOTE: Seats marked £26 in the Pit are unreserved barstools with low backs, and you may not be seated directly beside other members of your group. As some action could take place amidst these areas, ticket-holders must leave all bags and coats in the free cloakroom. Standard seating in the Pit is also available.

Access Performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 28 January, 8pm
Sat 29 January, 3pm preceded by a Touch Tour at 1.30pm

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Tue 25 February, 8pm
Thu 5 March, 3pm
Sat 7 March, 3pm

 

*Some of the best seats in the house are premium priced. They help to ensure we can continue to offer low price seats
for all our productions; the National Theatre is a charity and only 17% government-funded. This year nearly 30% of our tickets
are available for £20 or less.

Smart caption glasses

Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre. For the first time, service users can experience our productions, including this one, from any seat in any theatre.

Find out about smart caption glasses

People wearing Smart Caption Glasses at a performance in the theatre

Photography (Rafe Spall) by Spencer Murphy

Help Centre

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