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It’s time to change the game.
The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game?
With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt to take team and country back to the promised land.
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mother) plays Gareth Southgate in this new play by James Graham (Best of Enemies, Sherwood). Following their acclaimed productions, Tammy Faye and Ink, he reunites with director Rupert Goold (Spring Awakening, Judy) for this gripping examination of both nation and game.
Age restrictionChildren under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old. Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted.
Running time2 hours and 50 minutes including interval
Performance dates9 October 2023 - 13 January 2024.
Joseph Fiennes will not be performing on the following performances: Monday 16th October, Tuesday 17th October, Wednesday 20 December, Thursday 21 December, Friday 22 December (both shows).
AccessAudio described performance: 2pm Saturday 18 November. Captioned: 2pm Saturday 4 November. British sign language signed: 7pm Wednesday 29 November.
News / Casting
Dear England’s starting line up announced
The theatre transfer deadline day may have ended, but thanks to Dear England, the drama on and off the pitch continues! The National Theatre’s production enjoyed a nine-week running streak at the Olivier Theatre earlier this year, and now a host new players have joined the critically acclaimed team.
It has today been confirmed that Dervla Kirwan (Smother, Material Girl) will play the role of Pippa Grange, the sports psychologist who brought a winning mentality to the men’s squad. She will join the previously announced Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale, The Mother) as the waistcoat wonder, Gareth Southgate. Dear England’s first game kicks off at the Prince Edward Theatre on 9 October, with the season ending in January 2024. Grab your match day tickets now!
13 Sep, 2023 | By Sian McBride