Tears for ££s

Grieving for his late wife but wanting to honour her requested funeral arrangements, Nyasha arrives at a café for a meeting. Resistant to the details of the transaction with the woman he has come to meet, he struggles with his feelings until they find an unexpected moment of connection.

Content information

This episode contains references to the death of a loved one and the experience of grief.

Performed by Michael Balogun

Michael’s recent performance as Delroy in Roy Williams’ play Death of England at the National Theatre (2020) won him many accolades. He also appeared in The National Theatre production of Macbeth directed by Rufus Norris and toured in the Royal Exchange production of The Barbershop Chronicles and in Headlong Theatre’s production of People, Places, Things. Michael has also worked with director Roy Alexander Weise at the Ovalhouse Theatre and played Macduff at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Written by Mufaro Makubika

Mufaro Makubika is a Zimbabwean-born playwright living and working in Nottingham. Mufaro’s most recent work, SHEBEEN won the 2017 Alfred Fagon Award for the best new play. SHEBEEN was produced by the Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East. He is currently working with the Hampstead Theatre in London and with Fifth Word Theatre Company in Nottingham.



  • Produced by She Wants a Dog (Kate Chapman and Pippa Frith)
  • Assistant Producer Daljinder Johal
  • Directed by Kate Chapman
  • Sound design by Iain Armstrong
  • Sound editing by Fraser Youngson
  • Partner: Nottingham Playhouse
  • Supported by Arts Council England