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Dear England
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09 Oct 2023 - 13 Jan 2024
2 hr 50 min with interval
Strictly for 3+

Why Watch Dear England?

  • Dear England explores masculinity in English football through the figure of Gareth Southgate, offering a fresh perspective.
  • The show, penned by acclaimed playwright James Graham (Best of Enemies, Sherwood), has received high praise and critical acclaim since its 2023 debut.
  • Secure your Dear England tickets to witness this influential narrative in the iconic Prince Edward Theatre.
  • Starring Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mother) as Gareth Southgate, Dear England explores themes of resilience, identity, and the relentless art of transformation.

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Don't miss this opportunity to secure your Dear England tickets and witness a critically-acclaimed play that has astounded audiences since its debut in 2023. Penned by the eminent playwright, James Graham, Dear England stands out not just for its insightful exploration of masculinity in English football through the figure of Gareth Southgate, but also for its acclaimed ensemble of talented actors who deliver riveting performances.
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The accolades and commendations received by the show are a testament to the brilliance of its narrative, characterisation, and commentary on societal norms. Playing for a limited 14-week season at the iconic Prince Edward Theatre, Dear England is an unmissable event in the theatrical calendar that offers a fresh perspective on the national psyche.

Joseph Fiennes (renowned for his roles in The Handmaid’s Tale and The Mother) takes on the character of Gareth Southgate. Reuniting with director Rupert Goold (credited for Spring Awakening and Judy) after their successful collaborations on Tammy Faye and Ink, the play offers a compelling exploration of not just the world of sports, but also the broader themes of nationhood and competition.

The Story

Dear England is a compelling play that delves into the world of English football, specifically focusing on football manager Gareth Southgate. The narrative explores how Southgate has significantly transformed the notions of masculinity within the sport and the England team.

Written by the esteemed playwright James Graham, the play vividly shines a light on the national men's football team and its reflection on the national psyche. With a limited run at the Prince Edward Theatre, securing your Dear England tickets will allow you to experience this thought-provoking and critically-acclaimed play that's been lauded since its 2023 debut at the National Theatre.

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 7 PM
  • Thu & Sat: 2 PM & 7 PM
  • Show timings for Dear England may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.
  • Audio Described Performance: Saturday, 18 November 2023 at 2 PM
  • Captioned: Saturday, 4 November 2023 at 2 PM
  • British Sign Language Signed: Wednesday, 29 November 2023 at 7 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Joseph Fiennes as Gareth Southgate
  • Playwright: James Graham
  • Direction: Rupert Goold

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Dear England: Full cast joining Joseph Fiennes announced ahead of October release >

  • Joseph Fiennes will not be performing on the following performances: Monday 16th October, Tuesday 17th October, Wednesday 20 December, Thursday 21 December, and Friday 22 December (both shows)

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is strictly for ages 3+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old.
  • Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break but we cannot guarantee admittance into the performance.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Dear England Tickets

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Booking Period: From 9 October 2023 to 13 January 2024

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Dear England voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Prince Edward Theatre

The Prince Edward Theatre, owned by Cameron Mackintosh, is a historic beacon in London's West End. Known for hosting renowned productions since 1930, it offers audiences an exceptional theatrical experience. Its grand architecture and modern facilities enhance the enjoyment of shows like Dear England, making it a cherished venue for theatre enthusiasts.

Seating Capacity: 1716

Prince Edward Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Old Compton St, London W1D 4HS, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is the Tottenham Court Road station (Central Line and Northern Line - Charing Cross) and Leicester Square (Picaddilly Line)

Bus: Several buses stop near the theatre including the 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, and 453

Available Facilities: Restrooms, Bar, Cloakroom

Accessibility: Wheelchair Spaces, Guide Dogs Allowed, Accessible Toilets, Access Performances, Visual & Hearing Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dear England Tickets

How do I buy Dear England tickets at West End?

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How much do the Dear England tickets cost?

The cost of the Dear England tickets will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted Dear England tickets on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted Dear England tickets is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your Dear England tickets in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute Dear England tickets?

You can easily buy last-minute Dear England tickets online.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted Dear England tickets?

Booking Dear England tickets online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial-view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Dear England?

Dear England opens on 9 October 2023 at Prince Edward Theatre.

What age is Dear England appropriate for?

The age suitability for Dear England is strictly 3+. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by and sat next to a ticketholder who is at least 18 years old.

Where is Dear England playing in London?

Dear England is playing at Prince Edward Theatre in London and opens on 9 October 2023.

How long does Dear England run for?

The running time of Dear England is 2 hours and 50 minutes including interval.

What is Dear England about?

Dear England is a critically-acclaimed play that explores the transformation of masculinity in English football, focusing on the impactful role of football manager Gareth Southgate.

Who is the main star of Dear England?

The main star of Dear England is Joseph Fiennes as Gareth Southgate.

What is the dress code while attending Dear England?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Dear England?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Dear England. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Prince Edward Theatre?

Prince Edward Theatre has multiple facilities including a bar, cloakroom, and toilets available for the audiences during Dear England.

Can I take pictures or videos of Dear England inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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