We are thrilled to announce that Michael Balogun is a new patron of Kestrel Theatre Company.

Star of Netflix’s Top Boy and You Don’t Know Me, Michael is a highly experienced actor for stage and screen. He is perhaps most known for his shattering performance in one-man-show Death of England: Delroy at the National Theatre, and other stage work includes Macbeth at Chichester Theatre and Barber Shop Chronicles at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Michael Balogun in Death of England: Delroy at the National Theatre (2020)

Michael was serving a jail sentence when he was allowed to work on licence in the kitchens at RADA, one of the UK’s leading drama schools, where his acting talents were discovered. He has extensive lived experience of the criminal justice system and this insight combined with his industry success makes him a hugely exciting patron for us. We know he will be an inspiration and guidance to many of the men we work with.

“Through theatre we are able to look at life with a magnifying glass and question the status quo as well as our beliefs. A good piece of theatre can spark conversation and make us question ourselves which is a step towards change.”

Michael Balogun