It Is Easy To Be DeadDuration 1h50

Trafalgar Studios 2, 14 Whitehall, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2DY

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It Is Easy To Be Dead transfers from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards.

The show is based on the poetry, letters and brief life of Charles Hamilton Sorley, a young man killed in action during the First World War, leaving behind only his letters and poems.

When twenty year old Charles is killed in action during the First World War, his devastated parents are left with only his letters and poems to remember him by. 

Using his extraordinary writings, together with music and songs of the period, It Is Easy To Be Dead is a tender portrait of a brief life filled with promise, cut short by the futility of war.

Cast & Creatives

Jenny Lee, Tom Marshall, Alexander Knox, Hugh Benson, Elizabeth Rossiter
Neil McPherson
Max Key
Bréon Rydell

Trafalgar Studios 2

14 Whitehall, London, United Kingdom, SW1A 2DY
0844 871 7632 (Calls cost 7p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Charing Cross
Nearest bus
3, 9, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 153, 159
Nearest train
Charing Cross

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Trafalgar, only 2 minutes walk away.

Access information

How to book
Tel: 0871 297 5477 Fax: 020 7321 5407 Minicom: 020 7369 1762 Email:
Discounts available for disabled customers.
Limited mobility
Leg room is generally good with extra space on the front row and on the side aisle of row E.
Access description
One shallow step up from the street through double swing doors into the foyer. Box Office opposite. All staircases have handrails and steps are highlighted. 25 steps down then up 10 steps in to the auditorium (3 steps between rows). Theatre opens 1 hour before performance.
Hearing impaired
Infrared system in the auditorium with 16 headsets, available from the box office with a deposit. Check with Box Office which seats in the auditorium have best reception.
Guide dogs policy
Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium by prior arrangement with the theatre, alternatively staff are happy to dog-sit. You will be seated in an aisle seat.
No spaces for people who need to remain in their wheelchairs. Transfer seating is available to Row A (3 spaces) and K (1 space). Access to Row A is through the Stalls Bar and Row K is up 14 steps. Wheelchair users must bring 2 people to help with the steps. The theatre can store a maximum of 3 wheelchairs per performance. Venue is not suitable for scooters.
22 steps up from the foyer to women’s and men’s. More toilets off the Stalls Bar.
Disabled toilets
No adapted WC.
Foyer bar next to the Box Office. 25 steps to Stalls Bar (spacious, few seats). Drinks can be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium upon request.