National Theatre Live: Dear England
Joseph Fiennes plays England manager, Gareth Southgate, in this gripping examination of nation and the beautiful 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 directs this spectacular new play.
“a joyous romp”
The Daily Mail ★★★★
“a brilliant fusion of sport and art”
The Evening Standard ★★★★
The Times ★★★★