News: Death of England comes to @sohoplace

Bill Kenwright Ltd, in association with Nica Burns, presents the National Theatre’s productions of the Death of England plays. Following their acclaimed world premieres at the National Theatre,  between 2020 – 2023, Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ three state of the nation plays, Death of England: MichaelDeath of England: Delroy and Death of England: Closing Time will be performed together in the West End for the very first time as a unique theatrical event for a strictly limited season @sohoplace theatre.

Starring Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, The Lazarus Project), Thomas Coombes (Baby Reindeer, Luther: The Fallen Sky), Erin Doherty (The Crown, Chloe) and Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Dune, Sex Education) and directed by Clint Dyer.

These three interconnected plays can be watched as a stand-alone experience or seen together. Across the three plays, connections and themes come together as Michael, Delroy, Denise and Carly navigate the joys and challenges of what it means to be British in 2024.

·        Performances for Death of England: Michael start from 15 July, Death of England: Delroy starts from 23 July and Death of England: Closing Time from 22 August when all three plays will then be performed in rep until 28 September.
·        Thomas Coombes (Baby Reindeer, Luther: The Fallen Sky) stars in Death of England: MichaelPaapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, The Lazarus Project) stars in Death of England: Delroy and Erin Doherty (The Crown, Chloe) and Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Dune, Sex Education) star as Carly and Denise in Death of England: Closing Time.
·        The Death of England plays are directed by Clint Dyer, Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre.
·        Death of England: Michael (previously titled Death of England) and Death of England: Delroy originally played at the National Theatre in 2020, with Death of England: Closing Time playing in 2023.
·         The Death of England plays are the final production in an exciting second year of programming @sohoplace following trailblazing productions of The Little Big Things and Red Pitch.

·        Tickets are on sale at 12pm on Friday 17 May via @sohoplace

15 July – 28 September

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.

Thomas Coombes stars in this scorching and fearless play which asks explosive and enduring questions about identity, race and class in Britain.

23 July – 28 September

Unapologetically upwardly mobile and working as a bailiff, Delroy’s life spirals out of control on one surreal day as he races to get to the hospital where his girlfriend Carly is about to give birth.

Starring Paapa Essiedu, Death of England: Delroy is the searing story of a Black working class man searching for truth and confronting his relationship with Britain.

22 August – 28 September

There are two sides to every story.

Grieving the loss of the family shop with their dreams destroyed, Denise and daughter-in-law Carly are  left to pick up the pieces of their relatives’ mistakes.

Sharon Duncan-Brewster and Erin Doherty play Denise and Carly in this thought-provoking drama that explores family dynamics, race, colonialism and cancel culture.

Director                                             Clint Dyer
Co-Set and Costume Designer     Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Co-Set and Costume Designer     ULTZ
Lighting Designer                            Jackie Shemesh
Co-Sound Designer                         Benjamin Grant
Co-Sound Designer                         Pete Malkin
Associate Director                          Anastasia Osei-Kuffour     

Box Office     
0330 333 5961
4 Soho Place | London | W1D 3BG
Access Bookings/Customer Ticketing Enquiries: 0330 333 5962
Group Bookings: 0330 333 5963

15 July – 28 September 2024
Death of England: Michael from 15 July
Death of England: Delroy from 23 July
Death of England: Closing Time from 22 August
Please see for full performance schedule.

Ticket prices
From £20
Season tickets available
Groups and education rates available
Fair access: 50% off across all bands

Access @sohoplace
BSL interpreted, Audio Described and Captioned performances to be announced.
@sohoplace has wheelchair access on stalls level and wider seats available for patrons with access needs. 

Ticketing @sohoplace
@sohoplace has contactless ticketing for every performances. Tickets will be issued electronically 48 hours prior to the performance.  

Cloakroom @sohoplace
The theatre has a large cloakroom that can be used by all patrons free of charge. Out of respect for patrons and the auditorium, we request that large bags are checked into the cloak room.

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