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Death of England

By Roy Williams , Clint Dyer

Year staged: 2020

Opening night: 31/01/2020

Theatre Company: National Theatre; 1963-

Staged in: Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre

Cast Size: 1


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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Death of England

Publisher: Methuen Drama

Year published: 2020

Original Cast

Rafe Spall


Production Team

Clint Dyer

Director / Playwright

Roy Williams


Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey

Set and Costume Designer


Set and Costume Designer

Jackie Shemesh

Lighting Designer

Pete Malkin

Co-Sound Designer

Benjamin Grant

Co-Sound Designer

Lucy Cullingford


Hazel Holder

Dialect Coach

Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre

Staff Director

Christine Gettins

Project Producer

Anna Fox

Production Manager

Andrew Speed

Stage Manager

Ben Donoghue

Deputy Stage Manager

Jo Phipps

Assistant Stage Manager

Juli Fraire (Willemoes)

Deputy Production Manager

Tom Atkinson

Project Draughting

Jess Dixon

Costume Supervisor

Chris Lake

Prop Supervisor

Lara Scott

Prop Making Co-ordinator

Charlotte King

Prop Buyer

Jack Champion

Lighting Supervisor

James Lye

Lighting Programmer

Sarah Weltman

Production Sound Engineer

Adam Washington

Sound Operator

Lee Harrington

Stage Supervisor

Jody Robinson

Stage Supervisor

James Goodsall

Rigging Supervisor

Barrie Nield

Construction Supervisor

Cass Kirchner

Scenic Art Supervisor

Anie Hussain

Production Assistant

Helen Murray

Production Photographer

Daniel Radley-Bennett

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