The smash-hit production of Dear England transfers to the West End this Autumn, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre.
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.
Joining Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale, Hulu; The Mother, Netflix) as Gareth Southgate, Dervla Kirwan (Smother, Apple TV; Material Girl, BBC) will play the role of Pippa Grange, sports psychologist and Head of People and Team Development at The Football Association from 2017 until 2019.
The cast also includes Denzel Baidoo as Bukayo Saka, 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, Lloyd Hutchinson as Sam Allardyce, Albert Magashi as Jadon Sancho, Kel Matsena as Raheem Sterling, Lewis Shepherd as Dele Alli, Griffin Stevens as Harry Maguire, Paul Thornley as Mike Webster, Tony Turner as Greg Dyke, Ryan Whittle as Eric Dier. Nick Barclay, Tashinga Bepete, Kate Kelly Flood, Will Harrison-Wallace, Miranda Heath, Tom Mahy and Tristan Waterson complete the company. The cast will also be playing additional roles as part of the ensemble.
Joseph Fiennes portrayal of Gareth Southgate is 'pitch-perfect' (Time Out) in this ‘thrilling’ (Sunday Times) new play by James Graham, with set design by Es Devlin. Graham reunites with director Rupert Goold, following their acclaimed productions of Tammy Faye and Ink, in this gripping 'new stage epic' (Telegraph) about both nation and game.
West End premiere season begins 9th October at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Joseph Fiennes will not be performing on the following performances: Wednesday 20th December, Thursday 21st December, Friday 22nd December both shows.
Please note this is a fictionalised account of the struggles and successes of England’s football teams, based on extensive research and interviews. It features characters inspired by some real-life individuals, and some composite characters entirely imagined by the author.
“James Graham’s new stage epic. Tremendous.”Daily Telegraph
“The beautiful game in a beautiful play.”WhatsOnStage
“A brilliant fusion of sport and art.”Evening Standard
“A glorious, generous rollercoaster… That’s what winning looks like.”Financial Times
“He shoots, he scores. Graham’s fast-moving portrait of Gareth Southgate’s reign as the England football manager.”Times
“James Graham brings it home with this rousing new play. Uplifting, funny and more entertaining than a World Cup final.”Tatler
Dear EnglandGroups Theatre Tickets
Discounts and Savings when booking as a group.
Team Rate (11+)
Grand Circle, Bands C-D for £32.50. Valid for Monday – Friday performances.
Team Rate (11+)
Stalls/Dress Circle, Bands A-B for £42.50. Valid for Monday – Friday performances.
Dear EnglandEducation Theatre Tickets
Discounts and Savings when booking for your school.
Education Rate (10+)
Bands B – D reduced to £25 plus one free Teacher place per 10 students booked. Valid for Monday – Friday performances.