Emmie Newitt

DEATH OF ENGLAND Trilogy to be staged in the West End

This summer, Clint Dyer and Roy Williams' trilogy will be staged in a landmark production in the heart of London's West End.

death of england sohoplacePaapa Essiedu, Thomas Coombes, Erin Doherty and Sharon Duncan-Brewster headshots.

Death Of England will perform at the @sohoplace for a limited season from July.

Following on from acclaimed seasons at the National Theatre in 2020, the acclaimed series of plays around the state of the nation will be brought together for the first time. Thomas Coombes, Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, HBO), Erin Doherty (The Crown, Netflix) and Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Sex Education, Netflix)will star in the production.

The interconnected plays can be enjoyed by audiences as a stand-alone experience or seen together.

What is the Death of England trilogy about?

The three plays explore identity, race, and other British themes in contemporary England.

Death of England: Michael examines issues of identity, nationalism, and racism as Michael, a working-class white man from London delivers a monologue reflecting on his relationship with his recently deceased father. Thomas Coombes (Baby Reindeer, Netflix) will star as Michael.

Death of England: Delroy focuses on Delroy (played by Paapa Essiedu), a black British man who is Michael's best friend. This monologue takes place during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and follows his experiences of systemic racism, social injustice, and personal turmoil. This story runs parallel to Michael's.

Death of England: Closing Time brings together Michael and Delroy as they address the aftermath of their journeys and the evolving dynamics of their friendship. This part of the story confronts the shared history, unresolved tensions, and the broader socio-political landscape of England.

Together this is a play that powerfully offers a raw and honest portrayal of the personal and societal issues that define the country.

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Through the lens of Michael and Delroy's experiences, the trilogy will be brought together in one brilliant production that will confront the realities of race, class, and identity in modern England.

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