Rave reviews for Dear England at the National starring our Will Close as Harry Kane.
5 * from WhatsOnStage – “Will Close’s inarticulate Harry Kane is, by the close, probably the most lovable character on stage”
5* from The Telegraph – “the body language of the inarticulate squad (Will Close’s Harry Kane painfully so) has its own lion-like prowess.”
5* from Broadway World – “Close mines all the comic potential of the role but finds poignancy too”
4 ½ * from The Reviews Hub – “The large cast of players each make their mark, especially Will Close as Harry Kane who develops from an early figure of fun into the emotional heart of the play”
4 * from The Times – “the team captain — beautifully played by Will Close”
4 * from Time Out – “extremely funny, notably Will Close’s Harry Kane – as affable as he is inarticulate”
4 * Evening Standard – “Will Close very funny as Kane”
4* Financial Times – “But the cast also bring care and nuance to their portrayals, particularly Will Close’s thoughtful Harry Kane.”
NY Times – “Will Close, as England’s captain and star player, Harry Kane, plays up the striker’s famously laconic manner, providing a bathetic counterpoint to the coach’s earnest rhetoric.”
“Will Close, as England’s captain and star player, Harry Kane, plays up the striker’s famously laconic manner, providing a bathetic counterpoint to the coach’s earnest rhetoric.”
“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.”
Showing at the Olivier Theatre, National Theatre from the 10th June to the 11th August 2023
More information and tickets here