Dyer (The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke) has collaborated with playwright Roy Williams (Sucker Punch) to write a potent one-man show about class, race and loss. Rafe Spall stars as a working-class man who takes this mic at his father's funeral and launches into an embittered elegy for national identity.
The show began in 2014 as a 10-minute micro-play produced by the Guardian and the Royal Court. The exploration of racial tension, apathy, shame and grief has been expanded into a 90-minute monologue. It's set to be a emotional and raw experience, with Spall addressing the audience directly.
Though originally known as the son of Timothy Spall, Rafe Spall has now carved out an impressive acting career of his own, spanning big screen rom-coms (I Give It A Year), cult TV series (Black Mirror) and on stage (Hedda Gabler, National Theatre). We look forward to seeing him command the stage in a provocative rant against the state of the nation.
Tickets for Death of England at the National Theatre go on sale from 8:30am on Friday 11 October
|What||Death of England, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
31 Jan 20 – 11 Mar 20, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£15 - £61|
|Website||Click here to book and for more information|