A NEW PLAY BY JAMES GRAHAM
at the National Theatre, London until 11th August 2023
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 (The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mother) plays Gareth Southgate in this new play by James Graham (Best of Enemies, Sherwood). Following their acclaimed productions, Tammy Faye and Ink, he reunites with director Rupert Goold (Spring Awakening, Judy) for this gripping examination of both nation and game.
Director: Rupert Goold
Set Designer: Es Devlin
Costume Designer: Evie Gurney
Lighting Designer: Jon Clark
Co-Movement Director: Ellen Kane
Co-Movement Director: Hannes Langolf
Co-Sound Designer: Dan Balfour
Co-Sound Designer: Tom Gibbons
Additional Music: Max Perryment
Video Designer: Ash J Woodward
Casting Director: Bryony Jarvis-Taylor
Dialect Coach: Richard Ryder
Associate Director: Elin Schofield
Associate Set Designer: Will Brown
Associate Lighting Designer: Ben Jacobs
Photos: Andrea Guermani