Today is Sun, 10 December 2023
The sold-out National Theatre production transfers to the West End this Autumn.
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, 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.
Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of Gareth Southgate is ‘pitch-perfect’ (Time Out) in this ‘thrilling’ (Sunday Times) new play by James Graham, with set design by Es Devlin. Graham reunites with director Rupert Goold, following their acclaimed productions of Tammy Faye and Ink, in this gripping ‘new stage epic’ (Telegraph) about both nation and game.
West End premiere season begins 9th October at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Please note this is a fictionalised account of the struggles and successes of England’s football teams, based on extensive research and interviews. It features characters inspired by some real-life individuals, and some composite characters entirely imagined by the author.
Cast Info: Joseph Fiennes will not be performing on the following performances: Monday 16th October, Tuesday 17th October, Wednesday 20 December, Thursday 21 December, Friday 22 December (both shows).
Audio described: 2pm Saturday 18 November
Captioned: 2pm Saturday 4 November
British sign language signed: 7pm Wednesday 29 November
Access description: Level access to the main foyer through double swing doors. Box Office to left and low counter kiosk straight ahead. Most staircases have handrails on both sides. 13 steps up to the Dress Circle from the foyer (3 steps between rows). 22 steps down to the Stalls, 41 to the front of the Grand Circle and 72 to the back. Venue is carpeted throughout.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser system with 40 headsets available from access host for a £5 refundable deposit.
Guide Dogs: 2 guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium. Staff can also look after them if you arrange this when you book.
Disabled Access: Entrance to the auditorium through a double EXIT door opening outwards on Greek Street, then up a very short, steep ramp to Box 1, where there are 2 spaces for wheelchair users and 2 companions. Transfer seating is available to row A. Venue is suitable for scooter transfers only. The theatre is able to store a maximum of 2 wheelchairs and one scooter per performance, next to the EXIT door.
Toilets: Men’s and women’s at Dress Circle level, Grand Circle level and Stalls level. There is an additional ladies toilet in the Stalls bar..
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet on right-hand side of foyer. Patrons requiring the adapted toilets have to go out of the exit on Greek Street and back to the foyer entrance on Old Compton Street.