Drawing on conversations with those who have dealt with the death of a loved one at home, Home Death is a courageous, compassionate play about how our society deals with the reality of dying, raising urgent questions about palliative care in the UK. 70% of us want to die at home, but in reality only a quarter of us do. A lingering death in a nursing home is one of the biggest fears of the elderly, and yet research from the think-tank Demos predicts that by 2013, 90% of us will die in the soulless setting of a hospital ward. Nell Dunn's thought-provoking play is a remarkable statement of support for the idea that the way we are allowed to die is every bit as important as the way we choose to live. The play was first performed at the Royal Society of Medicine during Dying Matters Awareness Week in May 2011, attended by Andrew Lansley, the Secretary of State for Health.