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Death of England: Michael

★★★★
‘The most exhilarating and hair-raising drama. This is truly a play for today’
The Guardian

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.

DEATH OF ENGLAND: THE PLAYS
Following acclaimed seasons at the National Theatre, Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ extraordinary series of three state of the nation plays, DEATH OF ENGLAND, will be performed together for the very first time for a strictly limited season @sohoplace.

These three interconnected plays are, by turns, exhilarating, profoundly moving, funny but furious, and deeply theatrical. Watch one as a standalone experience or discover the connections between two or three of the plays as Michael, Delroy, Denise and Carly navigate the joys and challenges of what it means to be British in 2024.

Starring Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs of London), Thomas Coombes (Baby Reindeer), Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Dune) and directed by Clint Dyer, the “uniquely brilliant” (Evening Standard) DEATH OF ENGLAND is set to be the theatrical event of the year.

Theatre
@sohoplace

Booking
Monday 15 July – Saturday 28 September
View or download the Death of England Season performance schedule here

Tickets from
£20
Prices include a £1.25 sustainability levy

Running Time
100mins no interval

Age recommendation
14+

Content Warning
This production contains strobe/flashing lights, strong language and adult themes, including references to slavery, racism, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse.

SEASON

Death in England: Delroy

Death of England: Delroy
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.

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Death in England: Delroy

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

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CREATIVES

By Clint Dyer and Roy WilliamsAuthor
Clint DyerDirector
Sadeysa Greenaway
-Bailey
Co-Set and Costume Designer
ULTZCo-Set and Costume Designer
Jackie ShemeshLighting Designer
Benjamin GrantCo-Sound Designer
Pete MalkinCo-Sound Designer
Anastasia Osei-KuffourAssociate Director

Theatre
@sohoplace

Booking
Monday 15 July – Saturday 28 September
View or download the Death of England Season performance schedule here

Running Time
100mins no interval

Age recommendation
14+

Content Warning
This production contains strobe/flashing lights, strong language and adult themes, including references to slavery, racism, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse.

Access Performances
TBC

Tickets from
£20
Prices include a £1.25 sustainability levy

Package Deal
Save money when you book two or three of the Death of England shows at the same time*
Buy 3 shows together here
Buy 2 shows together here
*Promotion valid on Premium and Band A seats across all three shows.

Groups 10+ 
£49.50, Monday – Thursday performances, Premium and Band A

School Groups 10+ 
£25, Monday – Thursday performances, Band C

 

VISITING THE VENUE

@sohoplace is located in Soho Place, the first new street name in Soho for 72 years.
For more information click here

By Tube
Nearest underground station is Tottenham Court Road

By Train
@sohoplace is approximately 15-18 minutes from Charing Cross Station. For times and more information please visit National Rail Enquiries.