Photos are in of the National Theatre’s new play Dear England by James Graham, starring Joseph Fiennes.
Directed by Rupert Goold (Patriots, Tammy Faye), this new play by award-winning writer James Graham (Best of Enemies, Tammy Faye, Sherwood), is about the England men’s football team managed by Gareth Southgate, and promises to be a captivating examination into the complex psychology of the much loved ’beautiful game’.
Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, Shakespeare in Love) stars as England football manager Gareth Southgate, alongside Gina McKee (Bodyguard) as Pippa Grange, sports psychologist and Head of People and Team Development at The Football Association from 2017 to 2019; and Sean Gilder (The Gold, Sherwood) as English football manager and former professional player Sam Allardyce.
Other cast include Josh Barrow as Jordan Pickford, Gunnar Cauthery as Gary Lineker, Will Close as Harry Kane, Crystal Condie as Alex Scott, Will Fletcher as Jordan Henderson, Darragh Hand as Marcus Rashford, John Hodgkinson as Greg Clarke, Adam Hugill as Harry Maguire, Albert Magashi as Jadon Sancho, Kel Matsena as Raheem Sterling, Abdul Sessay as Bukayo Saka, Lewis Shepherd as Dele Alli, Paul Thornley as Mike Webster, Tony Turner as Greg Dyke, Ryan Whittle as Eric Dier, plus Nick Barclay, Tashinga Bepete, Will Harrison-Wallace and Miranda Heath.
Dear England is playing at the National’s Olivier Theatre until 11 August 2023.