National Theatre Live

Dear England (15)

A new play by James Graham
Directed by Rupert Goold


Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) 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.


Event Artform: Cinema
Price: £10.00
Date: Thu 25 Jan
Duration: 3hr 2m

Content Guidance

Warning: May contain spoilers

15. No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in the cinema.

This live recording of James Graham’s moving play about the beautiful game explores the highs and lows of the England football team, led by Gareth Southgate. Strong language features alongside themes of racism and resilience.

“The beautiful game in a beautiful play”


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Thu 25 Jan 2024
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