The National Theatre has today announced that the Death of England trilogy, written by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams – which includes Death of England, Death of England: Delroy and Death of England: Face to Face – will be available to stream for the first time on National Theatre at Home, in celebration of the organisation’s first nomination at the British Academy Television Awards for Death of England: Face to Face, filmed at the National Theatre over lockdown in 2021.
Death of England: Face to Face will be available on National Theatre at Home from Thursday 5 May, with the full trilogy available to watch from Thursday 12 May.
Written by Clint Dyer (Get Up Stand Up!), Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre, and Roy Williams (Sucker Punch), and directed by Dyer, this will be the first time the trilogy will be available to watch together with each part filmed in a different theatre at the NT.
Death of England opened in the Dorfman theatre in 2020, with Rafe Spall as Michael; Death of England: Delroy with Michael Balogun re-opened the National Theatre after the first covid closure in 2020 and was filmed in the round in the Olivier theatre. Death of England: Face to Face sees Michael (Neil Maskell) and Delroy (Giles Terera) come together for the standalone feature film, filmed in the NT’s Lyttelton theatre while the theatre was closed for live performances during lockdown. Death of England: Face to Face has been nominated in the Single Drama category of this year’s BAFTA TV awards.
Clint Dyer, Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre, said:
“We’re honoured to have been nominated for a BAFTA in the Single Drama category for Death of England: Face to Face. Filmed and conceived entirely during the pandemic, we saw this standalone film as an opportunity to put the two characters (Michael and Delroy) from the first Death of England and Death of England: Delroy productions quite literally face to face. It was a thrilling experience to be creating a film that pushed the boundaries of filmmaking, without compromising on the intimate and direct experience delivered on stage. We made a film, my debut, that could only have been made at the NT, nowhere else would have given us the kind of freedom we needed to be this creative. It’s exciting to see this film being celebrated at this year’s BAFTA awards and we’re delighted to be able to share the full trilogy with audiences around the world on NT at Home soon.”
Death of England: Face to Face was first released in Curzon cinemas across the UK and then premiered on Sky Arts in November 2021.
National Theatre at Home is available now at ntathome.com, the Death of England trilogy available to rent from £5.99 – £7.99, a monthly subscription for £9.99 or a yearly subscription for £99.99. Gift subscriptions are available for anything between 1 month and 12 months.
Each of the three new titles will be available with captions from 12 May, with all titles available with Audio Description from 19 May.