Terera pulls out of National’s reopening show
Giles Terera has had to withdraw from the National Theatre’s post-lockdown opening production following emergency surgery.
Terera was due to open in the one-man play Death of England: Delroy by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams, in the newly reconfigured Olivier Theatre on October 21. The part will now be played by Michael Balogun.
“Giles is recovering well, and the issue was not COVID-19 related” the National Theatre said today. “However having been informed that he will require a recuperation period of six weeks, very unfortunately, this means he will be unable to perform as previously announced in this run of the production."
Terera’s understudy Balogun, whose previous work for the National Theatre includes, Macbeth, and the UK tours of Barber Shop Chronicles and People, Places & Things, will now play the role.
The Olivier, which normally seats 1,050, has been reconfigured in the round so as to accommodate an audience of 500.