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Dear England 2023 West End cast © Marc Brenner

The Lowry announces a four-week run of the National Theatre’s smash-hit production Dear England in 2025.

The Lowry announces that the National Theatre’s smash-hit production of Dear England will have a four-week run in Salford from 29 May to 29 June 2025 following the production returning to the National Theatre from 10 March to 24 May.

James Graham’s Olivier Award-winning play, directed by the Almeida Theatre’s Artistic Director Rupert Goold, tells the story of the England men’s football team under Gareth Southgate.   As the nation watches the drama unfold at this summer’s UEFA EURO 2024, Graham’s critically acclaimed play will evolve to include this key European championship – continuing to examine the crucial role the England team and manager play in English society. 

Tickets for both The Lowry and the National Theatre will go on sale to the General Public on Friday 14 June 2024 at 10am, coinciding with the start of the UEFA EURO 2024 tournament. Lowry Members will have the chance to buy tickets from Thursday 6th June – for more information on memberships please visit HERE.

Dear England reunites writer James Graham (Punch, Nottingham Playhouse; Sherwood, BBC) with director Rupert Goold (Patriots; Tammy Faye, Broadway) for this gripping examination of both nation and game. Goold will be joined by set designer, Es Devlin; costume designer, Evie Gurney; lighting designer, Jon Clark; movement directors, Ellen Kane and Hannes Langolf; sound designers, Dan Balfour and Tom Gibbons and video designer, Ash J Woodward.  Casting is by Bryony Jarvis-Taylor, dialect coach is Richard Ryder and associate director is Elin Schofield.

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?

The team has the worst track record for penalties in the world, and 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.  Casting to be announced

Dear England:  29 May - 29 June 2025

The Lowry, Pier, 8 The Quays, Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ

Tickets:  Dear England | What's On | The Lowry

Assisted Performances:

  • BSL Performances: Saturday 7 June, 2pm & Wednesday 11 June, 2pm
  • Captioned Performance: Wednesday 11 June, 7pm
  • Audio Described Performances: Saturday 14 June, 2pm & Wednesday 18 June, 7pm