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Running time – 3hrs 2 mins including interval

Seating: Allocated - See Seating Plan for More Details

The screening on Sat 27 Jan at  2pm will have Descriptive Subtitles.

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.

Please note that Dear England contains flickering or flashing lights that may affect those with photosensitive epilepsy.

Actor as Gareth Southgate celebrating with England team,

‘pitch-perfect Gareth Southgate brings the game home’ ★★★★ The Times

‘utterly convincing’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Dear England, National Theatre — James Graham scores a winner with exhilarating football play’ ★★★★ Financial Times

‘Joseph Fiennes mesmerises as Gareth Southgate’ Telegraph

‘A brilliant fusion of sport and art’  Evening Standard

‘A big-hearted, technically dazzling celebration of football’ Time Out

What winning looks like’ Financial Times


Director: Rupert Goold

Joseph Fiennes as Gareth Southgate
Will Close as Harry Kane
Adam Hugill as Harry Maguire
Darragh Hand as Marcus Rashford
Ebenezer Gyau as Bukayo Saka
Gina McKee as Pippa Grange

  • Information about screenings with descriptive subtitles

    Descriptive subtitles, sometimes referred to as subtitles for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people or captions, transcribe dialogue and relevant aspects of the soundtrack, including music and sound effects, attempting to give D/deaf and hard-of-hearing viewers an equal experience to those who are able to watch films without descriptive subtitles. Descriptive subtitles would include speech identifiers and descriptive elements such as [door slamming] and [kettle whistling].

  • Seating accessibility information


    Seat size

    Seats in the Cinema are 45cm (172/3“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 40cm (152/3“) from the floor, and have 12cm (42/3“) between seats.


    Seats in the Cinema have armrests that do not fold away, and cannot be completely removed.


    Seats in the cinema have 30cm (112/3”) of legroom in front of seats, with additional legroom on row A and seats B1-B4 and B11-B14.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.