National Theatre Live

Dear England

Thursday, March 7 • 1 & 7pm

★★★★★ ’Joseph Fiennes mesmerises as Gareth Southgate’ – Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘A back-of-the-net winner’ – iNews

★★★★★ ‘The beautiful game in a beautiful play’ – WhatsOnStage

★★★★ ‘Big-hearted and technically dazzling’ – Time Out

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Best of Enemies) gripping examination of nation and 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.

Filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, Rupert Goold (Judy) directs this spectacular new play.

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Running Time 160 mins

Genre Theater

Joseph Fiennes
Gina McKee

Directed by
Ruper Goold

Written by
James Graham