'Dear England' sets full cast at National Theatre, joining Joseph Fiennes

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Dear England, we have a cast! The National Theatre has set the full cast for its world-premiere production of Dear England, playing National’s Olivier Theatre from 10 June to 11 August. Opening night is on 20 June.

The play, written by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold, is based on England's men's football team under the management of Gareth Southgate, exploring how he transformed the team and why football retains such an importance in the country.

Dear England is Goold and Graham's third collaboration after their critically acclaimed productions of Ink and Tammy Faye.

Who stars in Dear England in London?

As previously announced, Joseph Fiennes will play Gareth Southgate in Dear England. My Policeman star Gina McKee will star alongside him as Pippa Grange, sports psychologist and former head of people and team development at The Football Association.

The Dear England cast also includes 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, Sean Gilder as Sam Allardyce, Darragh Hand as Marcus Rashford, John Hodgkinson as Greg Clarke, Adam Hugill as Harry Maguire, Albert Magashi as Jadon Sancho, Kel Matsena as Raheem Sterling, Abdul Sessay as Bukayo Saka, Lewis Shepherd as Dele Alli, Paul Thornley as Mike Webster, Tony Turner as Greg Dyke, Ryan Whittle as Eric Dier, Nick Barclay, Tashinga Bepete, Will Harrison-Wallace, and Miranda Heath.

Dear England is at the National Theatre from 10 June.

Photo credit: The cast of Dear England in rehearsal. (Photo by Marc Brenner)

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