25 Jan 2020

Death of England: class, race and identity in play about post-Brexit world

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Michael is an angry, white working class man mourning the death of his father and his own sense of who he is.

And he’s the creation of two black working class writers – Roy Williams and Clint Dyer. Their play Death of England began life as a short ten-minute film but is now a full length monologue starring Rafe Spall.

It is an uncompromising look at class, race and identity in a post-Brexit world. And, by coincidence, opens at London’s National Theatre on Brexit day.