Death of England: The former prisoner turned leading man

Michael Balogun was serving a jail sentence when he was allowed to work on licence in the kitchens at RADA, the famous drama school.

He has since gone on to forge a successful career as an actor, which reached a high point this summer when the National Theatre asked him to step-up from being the understudy to taking the lead role in a new play called Death of England: Delroy.

Michael and the writers spoke to the BBC’s art editor, Will Gompertz.


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