Theatre News: National Theatre to Reopen


The National Theatre have announced they will reopen in late October with a brand new play.

Death of England: Delroy, written by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams is a new project commissioned by the National Theatre’s new work department.

The play has been written during lockdown and will star actor Giles Terera (Hamilton).

This solo piece tells the journey of a black working-class man arrested on his way to hospital and is a follow up to the original Death of England.

Referring to the play, Dyer and Williams said “in telling Delroy’s story, we hope to take audiences on an illuminating journey into the Black British psyche and realities of a ‘tolerant’ England in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Following the news indoor performances can go ahead, Director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris emphasised that “it is so important for us to be welcoming artists back into the building again, and planning for doing the same for our much-missed audiences.”

Although a reveal date and tickets are yet to be released, hopefully this will be the start of many more shows reopening.

Words by Neve Gordon-Farleigh.

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