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Death of England: Delroy

a new play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams

Returns in Spring 2021
Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes (no interval)

4 star rating

Simple yet sensational

4 star rating

A blazing powerhouse

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

Joyous and highly-charged

Financial Times
4 star rating

An urgent, timely solo work

Evening Standard
4 star rating

Balogun brings heaps of charisma

The Stage
4 star rating

The writing is fantastic

4 star rating

Witty, powerful

Daily Mail
5 star rating


A Younger Theatre

Death of England: Delroy

Michael Balogun plays Delroy with 'firecracker energy’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) in this new work by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, which explores a Black working class man searching for truth and confronting his relationship with Great Britain.

Following national Coronovirus measures, Death of England: Delroy was forced to close mid-way through its run.

Death of England: Delroy takes inspiration from the short film Dim Sum, written by Clint Dyer, produced by Headlong and the Guardian.

PLEASE NOTE: The play contains flashing lights, adult themes and strong language, some of which is racially offensive.


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Understudy Delroy
Lace Akpojaro

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