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 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.
Death of England is staged ‘in the round’ and each seat in this intimately staged production offers a unique experience.
£35 seats in the Pit marked in yellow on the seating plan 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.
PLEASE NOTE: The play contains flashing lights, adult themes and strong language, some of which is racially offensive; for more information, please contact us via our Help Centre.
Latecomers may not be admitted and there is no re-admittance.
Production supported by: Marcia Grand in loving memory of Richard Grand; Nick and Julie Gould
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