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DEAR ENGLAND scores with excellent reviews


James Graham’s new play DEAR ENGLAND caused a whirlwind at The National Theatre with Joseph Fiennes in the lead role of Gareth Southgate. This gripping examination of both the nation and the beautiful game features additional music by Max Perryment. Check out the reviews below:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Telegraph
“State-of-the-nation playwright James Graham brilliantly captures the blokey awkwardness within our wider national story”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ WhatsOnStage
“the beautiful game in a beautiful play”

⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 The Reviews Hub
“James Graham’s dynamic new play, Dear England, explains why it matters so much and how deeply rooted concepts of British – and particularly English – identity manifest through support for the national team”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian
“James Graham’s dramatisation of Southgate rescuing a languishing England team delivers tension and movement”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Evening Standard
“James Graham scores again with this thrilling football drama”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Stage
“Joseph Fiennes gives an extraordinarily uncanny central performance”

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Times
“Pitch-perfect Gareth Southgate brings the game home”

Agency Client Max Perryment is represented by Maeve Bolger.

Published: 22nd June 2023