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Dear England
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See Joseph Fiennes as England football manager Gareth Southgate in this new play.
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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)

Opening date

October 9th, 2023

Closing date

January 13th, 2024



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