‘Dear England’ announces West End transfer

The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed play Dear England about the men’s national football team will kick off their next match in the West End this autumn.

Kate Riley
Kate Riley

James Graham’s dramatisation of Gareth Southgate’s inspirational leadership of the England men’s football team will transfer to the West End for a strictly limited 14-week engagement at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Dear England, directed by Rupert Goold, will start performances at the Prince Edward Theatre on 9 October and run through 13 January.

“To put the National Game on the stage of the National Theatre has been an utter dream and, in particular, to see the subject matter draw in new audiences to watch a play.” Graham said in a statement, “It fills me with such excitement and joy to be bringing Rupert's euphoric and entertaining production to the West End, with all its incredible movement and music and — what seems to be, for audiences so far — a deeply moving story inspired by the incredible journey of the men's England football team.”

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mother) will reprise his role as Gareth Southgate, with further casting to be announced.

The creative team includes set designer Es Devlin, costume designer Evie Gurney, lighting designer Jon Clark, and movement directors Ellen Kane and Hannes Langolf.

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Photo credit: The cast of Dear England (Photo courtesy of Marc Brenner)

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