10 June 2023 - 11 August 2023
Joseph Fiennes stars in James Graham’s new play
Award-winning writer James Graham (Best of Enemies, Tammy Faye, Sherwood) brings his new play Dear England to the National Theatre.
Joseph Fiennes stars as real-life football manager Gareth Southgate, in a captivating new play that shines a light on the England men’s football team, and examines the complex psychology of the much loved ’beautiful game of football.
Dear England is directed by Rupert Goold and will play the National’s Olivier Theatre from 10 June to 11 August 2023.
What's the story of Dear England?
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.
Who is in the cast of Dear England?
Joseph Fiennes as Gareth Southgate
Further casting to be announced
Who are the creative team of Dear England?
Written by James Graham
Directed by Rupert Goold
Set Design by Es Devlin
Costume Design by Evie Gurney
Lighting Design by Jon Clark
Video Design by Ash J Woodward
Venue InformationNational Theatre - Olivier Theatre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX
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