Back in 2005, I interviewed Clint Dyer when his production of a musical called The Big Life was about to transfer from Stratford East to the Apollo Theatre, and he became the first black British director to direct a musical in the West End. As he told me then: "The wonderful thing about being black in this country is that as a black person you have an amazing opportunity to be the first at a lot of things." Read more
Giles Terera will no longer be performing in Death of England: Delroy.
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.
Michael Balogun performs this fearless one-person play which asks explosive and enduring questions about identity, race and class in Britain. It is written for him by Roy Williams and Clint Dyer who becomes the first black British artist to have performed, written and directed a full-scale production at the National Theatre.