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.
Death of England at the National Theatre

Photography (Rafe Spall) by Spencer Murphy


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Friday 31 January 2020
Closes: Saturday 7 March 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


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 at the National Theatre.


Synopsis


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.


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

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Dates


Previews from:Friday 31 January 2020

Press night:Thursday 6 February 2020

Closes:Saturday 7 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Previews:

31 January - 5 February:

£54, £38 - £15


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£56, £41, £35, £26, £15

Friday & Saturday eves

£61, £46, £37, £26, £20


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:

Fri 28 January, 8pm

Sat 29 January, 3pm preceded by a Touch Tour


Captioned performances, for deaf or hard‑of‑hearing people:

Tue 25 February, 8pm

Thu 5 March, 3pm

Sat 7 March, 3pm


Cast


Michael - Rafe Spall

Creatives


Author: Clint Dyer and Roy Williams
Director: Clint Dyer
Designer: Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey & ULTZ
Lighting: Jackie Shemesh
Sound: Pete Malkin
Movement: Lucy Cullingford

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