Death of England

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.

At the funeral, unannounced and unprepared, Michael decides it is time to speak.

Critic reviews

New monologue about rage, racism and national identity is simply magnificent

The Arts Desk

More plays like Death of England need to exist on British stages


Rafe Spall gives a shattering performance in Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’s frantic monologue on the English soul

Time Out

Complex and powerful monologue from Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, featuring a blazing, raging performance from Rafe Spall

The Stage

Rafe Spall dazzles in punkish state-of-the-nation address

The Guardian

Rafe Spall rages through grief and fury in electrifying one-man play

Evening Standard

A masterclass in adrenal acting, but a stereotypical view of the common man

The Telegraph

It's a heady brew played out over 100 breathless minutes

Broadway World

Delivered by a performer who stays at eleven from start to finish

The Upcoming

A powerful, funny, distressing play with a tour de force by Rafe Spall

West End Wilma

Rafe Spall delivers a highly skilled performance

London Box Office

One thing that remains inarguable is that while England may be dead, this production is oh so alive

A Younger Theatre

A rare gem


Date & time

Show ended
Fri 31 Jan - Sat 7 Mar, 3pm & 8pm


South Bank SE1 9PX London, UK · Get Directions
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