Death of England: Delroy

🔊Co-Sound Design with Pete Malkin.
📝Written by Roy Williams & Clint Dyer.
📍Olivier Theatre, National Theatre.
🗓 2020.

Director: Clint Dyer
Set & Costume Designers: ULTZ & Sadeysa Greenway-Bailey
Lighting Designer: Jackie Shemesh

Photo: Helen Murray

“Michael Balogun plays Delroy with 'firecracker energy’ in this new work by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, which explores a Black working class man searching for truth and confronting his relationship with Great Britain.

Following national Coronovirus measures, Death of England: Delroy was forced to close mid-way through its run.”

“Sound designers Pete Malkin and Benjamin Grant make remarkable use of amplified ambient noise and snatches of melody throughout, filling the auditorium with scraps of electronic music and strains of elegiac piano. Cacophonic, jarringly overlapping renditions of Rule, Britannia! dissolve into the banging of a judge’s gavel, the screech of a cell door locking or the blip of an electronic tag, all raised to deafening volume. These brutalising barrages of sound serve to underscore the disproportionate force that a systemically racist state can bring to bear upon its citizens.”
Dave Fargnoli, The Stage