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Paapa Essiedu plays Delroy and Thomas Coombes plays Michael, talking to camera about friendship


'A furious, funny shout of a play. Urgent and timely'

Evening Standard

Unapologetically upwardly mobile and working as a bailiff, Delroy’s life spirals out of control on one surreal day as he races to get to the hospital where his girlfriend Carly is about to give birth.

Starring Paapa Essiedu, Death of England: Delroy is the searing story of a Black working class man searching for truth and confronting his relationship with Britain.



Following acclaimed seasons at the National Theatre, Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ extraordinary series of three state of the nation plays, DEATH OF ENGLAND, will be performed together for the very first time for a strictly limited season @sohoplace.

These three interconnected plays are, by turns, exhilarating, profoundly moving, funny but furious, and deeply theatrical. Watch one as a standalone experience or discover the connections between two or three of the plays as Michael, Delroy, Denise and Carly navigate the joys and challenges of what it means to be British in 2024.

Starring Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs of London), Thomas Coombes (Baby Reindeer), Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Sharon Duncan-Brewster (Dune) and directed by Clint Dyer, the “uniquely brilliant” (Evening Standard) DEATH OF ENGLAND is set to be the theatrical event of the summer.

Package Deal
Save money when you book two or three of the Death of England plays at the same time*
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*Promotion valid on Premium and Band A seats across all three plays.

show details


On Thursday 15 August at 3.30pm, the role of Delroy will be played by ASHLEY D GAYLE

@sohoplace has contactless ticketing for every performance. Tickets will be issued electronically 48 hours prior to the performance.

Day Seats: £25 Day Seats available in-person at the Box Office (Monday-Saturday) from 11.30am on the day of performance. Subject to availability.

Fair access: 50% off across all bands

Running time: 100 minutes, no interval

Age Recommendation: 14+

Please note: This production contains strobe/flashing lights, strong language and adult themes, including references to slavery, racism, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse.

Access Information

To book accessible seating for all of our performances; including wheelchair park seats please click here.

For bookings: 0330 333 5962 – access@sohoplace.org

Access Enquiries
Call us on 0330 333 5962 or email us at access@sohoplace.org. For further access information, please view our Accessibility page.

Access Performances


Audio Described

Captioned Performance

Access Enquiries
Call us on 0330 333 5962 or email us at access@sohoplace.org

For Eligibility details and futher details about accessibility within @sohoplace visit out accessibility page.

group & education

Email: groups@nimaxtheatres.com

Groups 10+
£49.50 Monday – Thursday performances, Premium and Band A

School Groups 10+
£25 Monday – Thursday performances, Band C

Group Booking Enquiries
Call us on +44 (0)330 333 4817

Death of England: Delroy reviews


'A furious, funny shout of a play. Urgent and timely'

Evening Standard

Death of England: Delroy cast

Death of England: Delroy creatives

Clint Dyer and Roy Williams Author
Clint Dyer Director
Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey Co-Set & Costume Design
ULTZ Co-Set & Costume Design
Jackie Shemesh Lighting Design
Benjamin Grant Co-Sound Design
Pete Malkin Co-Sound Design
Chris Davey Associate Lighting Designer
Anastasia Osei-Kuffour Associate Director

Please note: Photography and recording of any kind is strictly prohibited.
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist at any performance, as this is subject to a variety of factors including illness, injury, or events beyond the producers’ control. No refunds or exchanges will be offered as a result of an artist’s unavailability to perform at any performance.

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