Dear England play to be screened in cinemas

A filmed version of Dear England is to be released in cinemas.

The acclaimed play from James Graham will be available to watch on screens across the UK from 25 January 2024.

Filmed live during its sold-out run at the National Theatre, the production features Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) as Gareth Southgate and is directed by Rupert Goold.

You can find venues and buy tickets online now via

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, England manager 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.

The original production recently transferred to the West End where it runs at the Prince Edward Theatre to 13 January 2024. Tickets are on sale now here.

Emma Keith, Managing Director, Digital, National Theatre, said: “We are delighted to grow our National Theatre Live offering and bring some of the very best of NT’s theatre capture to screens across the country.

We are stead-fast in our commitment to making world-class theatre accessible to all, and we can’t wait to see these new and beloved productions resonate with audiences nationwide.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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