Dear England

Winner of Best New Play and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Will Close) at the Olivier Awards 2024

The smash-hit production of DEAR ENGLAND transfers to the Prince Edward Theatre this Autumn, following a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Joseph Fiennes‘ portrayal of Gareth Southgate is ‘pitch-perfect‘ (Time Out) in this ‘thrilling’ (Sunday Times) new play by James Graham, with set design by Es Devlin. Graham reunites with director Rupert Goold, following their acclaimed productions of Tammy Faye and Ink, in this gripping ‘new stage epic‘ (Telegraph) about both nation and game.

It’s time to change the game.

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What is Dear England about?

It’s time to change the 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.

Ticket Information

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Running Time

2 hours 50 minutes, including interval.

Cast & Creatives

Joseph Fiennes (Gareth Southgate), Dervla Kirwan (Pippa Grange), Denzel Baidoo  (Bukayo Saka), Josh Barrow (Jordan Pickford), Gunnar Cauthery (Gary Lineker), Will Close (Harry Kane), Crystal Condie (Alex Scott) Will Fletcher (Jordan Henderson) , Darragh Hand (Marcus Rashford), John Hodgkinson  (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), Nick Barclay (Ensemble), Tashinga Bepete (Ensemble), Kate Kelly Flood (Ensemble), Will Harrison-Wallace (Ensemble), Miranda Heath (Ensemble), Tom Mahy (Ensemble)  Tristan Waterson (Ensemble)

James Graham (Writer), Rupert Goold (Director), Es Devlin (Set Designer), Evie Gurney (Costume Designer), Jon Clark (Lighting Designer), Ellen Kane (Co-Movement Director), Hannes Langolf (Co-Movement Director), Dan Balfour (Co-Sound Designer), Tom Gibbons (Co-Sound Designer), Max Perryment (Additional Music), Ash J Woodward (Video Designer), Bryony Jarvis-Taylor (Casting Director), Richard Ryder (Dialect Coach), Elin Schofield (Associate Director), Will Brown (Associate Set Designer), Ben Jacobs (Associate Lighting Designer)

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Venue Information

Prince Edward Theatre

30 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4HS

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Leicester Square


14, 19, 38

Nearest Car Parks

Cambridge Circus

In The Press

Daily Telegraph

'James Graham’s new stage epic. Tremendous'


'The beautiful game in a beautiful play'

The I

'A back-of-the-net winner'

Evening Standard

'A brilliant fusion of sport and art'

Financial Times

'A glorious, generous rollercoaster... That's what winning looks like'

Sunday Times

'James Graham scores again'

The Telegraph

'A theatrical spectacle as uplifting as any England victory'

The Times

'A triumphant transfer scores on the West End'

London Theatre Reviews

'James Graham’s retelling of the Southgate era is undoubtedly the play of the year'

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