Michael Balogun replaces Giles Terera in new National Theatre show

Terera has withdrawn from Death of England: Delroy at the Olivier theatre due to emergency surgery

Giles Terera has withdrawn from the upcoming National Theatre production Death of England: Delroy after undergoing emergency surgery. The monologue, which reopens the National’s Olivier theatre later this month, will now be performed by Michael Balogun who has been understudying the role.

In a statement, the National said that Terera, best known for his Olivier-winning performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, is recovering well and that his illness was not Covid-19 related. He requires a six-week recuperation period so will not appear in the production, a sequel to Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ Death of England, which finished its run shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic shut theatres around the UK in March.

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