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Following Government advice that Tier 2 restrictions will apply in London from 2 December, we’re pleased to confirm that our pantomime Dick Whittington will open as planned on 11 December.

Our production of Death of England: Delroy will be streamed for free on 27 November and return for live performances in spring 2021.​

We thank you for your support and patience during this period of disruption.

Death of England: Delroy

a new play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams

7pm (UK time) Friday 27 November
Running Time: Approx. 90 minutes (no interval)

Free on the National Theatre YouTube channel

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.  Filmed on its opening (and closing) night, the play will now be streamed for free on YouTube at 7pm Friday 27 November, then available on demand for 24hours.

Death of England: Delroy will return for live performances in the Olivier theatre during Spring 2021, featuring Michael Balogun as Delroy.  Tickets will go on sale in the new year.

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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