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Dear England Tickets

See Joseph Fiennes as England football manager Gareth Southgate in this new play.
Production shot of Dear England in London, with Joseph Fiennes as Gareth Southgate.
Production shot of Dear England in London, with Albert Magashi as Jadon Sancho.
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Production shot of Dear England in London, showing all cast.
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About Dear England

Dear England is heading into extra time at the Prince Edward Theatre for 14 weeks only Joseph Fiennes makes an anticipated return to the West End as England national team manager Gareth Southgate in this new drama from James Graham. Book Dear England tickets on London Theatre.

Dear England follows the England men's football team under the management of Gareth Southgate and explores the team's journey through three significant tournaments: the unforeseen run at the semifinals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia; the disheartening defeat in the 2020 European Championship final at Wembley Stadium; and the quarterfinal departure from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

In our five-star review of Dear England on London Theatre, our critic said: “It’s coming home! James Graham hits the back of the net with this absolute corker of a show – part paean to Gareth Southgate and the radical culture shift that he has engendered as England manager, part stealth state-of-the-nation treatise.”

Unfolding through a series of key moments in the team’s history, Dear England delves into the emotional challenges and triumphs faced by both the players and their manager. The play also addresses themes of identity, national pride, and the pressure that comes with representing England’s national team on the international stage.

James Graham’s (Tammy Faye, Ink, Best of Enemies) play made its debut at the National Theatre to critical appraise. Under the direction of Rupert Goold (Tammy Faye, Patriots, Spring Awakening), Dear England is set to return to the stage at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Which real athletes appear in Dear England?

Throughout the play, there are comical caricatures of well-known figures, including former England managers, players, commentators, and even political figures, providing a satirical and lighthearted touch to the storytelling. Find out more about the English national team players featured in the play.

Dear England dives into the personal journeys of the players and the impact of their experiences on and off the pitch. Discover the dedication and passion that define the England men's football team.

It’s all to play for in this gripping drama about the nation’s beloved football team. Book tickets on London Theatre now.

Run time

2 hours 50 min (Incl. interval)

Start date

October 9th, 2023

End date

January 13th, 2024


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Audiences Say
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny
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175 reviews on Show-Score

Fast paced, Great directing, Slick set
87 / 100
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Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intense, Absorbing, Great staging
85 / 100
Sports metaphor on emotional health
86 / 100
Overrated, Cliched, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining
80 / 100
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Our Review

'Dear England' review – James Graham's football drama is an absolute winner

5 of 5
23 Oct 2023, 08:27
Read our five-star review of Dear England, starring Joseph Fiennes as Gareth Southgate, now in performances at the Prince Edward Theatre to 13 January.

Stars on stage

Dear England cast and creative team

By: James Graham
Director: Rupert Goold
Cast list: Joseph Fiennes (as Gareth Southgate), Dervla Kirwan (as Pippa Grange), 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)
Design: Es Devlin
Costumes: Evie Gurney
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Dan Balfour and Tom Gibbons
Other info: Video design by Ash J Woodward, movement direction by Ellen Kane and Hannes Langolf


28 Old Compton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 4HS


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, 19, 38; (Charing Cross Road) 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Shaftesbury Avenue) 14, N5, N19, N20, N38; (Charing Cross Road) 24, 176, N29, N41, N279
Car park: Chinatown (3mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Charing Cross Road until you reach the crossroads with Shaftesbury Avenue. Passing the Palace Theatre, take Langley Mow on the left and follow it on.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Dear England about?

Joseph Fiennes stars as Gareth Southgate in the National Theatre's West End transfer of Dear England. Directed by Rupert Goold and penned by James Graham, the play is a fascinating look into the nation's beloved national football team under a new style of management. Book your tickets on London Theatre today.

How long is Dear England?

The running time of Dear England is 2 hours 50 min (Incl. interval).

Where is Dear England playing?

Dear England is playing at Prince Edward Theatre. The theatre is located in 28 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4HS.

How do you book tickets for Dear England?

Book tickets for Dear England on London Theatre.

Who wrote Dear England?

James Graham wrote the play Dear England. He is known for his work on Tammy Faye, Best of Enemies, and Quiz.

Who directed Dear England?

Dear England is directed by Rupert Goold. He is also the artistic director at the Almeida Theatre.

Is Dear England appropriate for kids?

Those of all ages can enjoy Dear England. An adult must accompany children under the age of 16. Children under the age of 3 will not be permitted into the venue.

Is Dear England good?

Dear England follows the inspirational story of Gareth Southgate’s leadership of the England men’s football team.

Is Dear England based on a true story?

Dear England is based on real events, depicting Gareth Southgate’s time as manager of the England men’s football team. You can read more about the real people featured in the play.

Who plays Gareth Southgate in the West End?

Joseph Fiennes will reprise his role as Gareth Southgate from the National Theatre when Dear England comes to the West End.


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