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Brian Blessed to play Gareth Southgate



Brian Blessed has announced he will take on Gareth Southgate at the National Theatre next season. Theatre audiences are bracing themselves for high drama, pathos, and non-life-threatening injuries.


Playwright Jameson Grimham said: ‘Dear England highlights the way Southgate changed our notions of masculinity. I’m interested in how Brian’s acting style contrasts with Gareth’s approach to team management. In one scene, Brian grabs him by the goolies and throws him into the audience while shouting - damn and blast thee to hell thou rapscallion!’


Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson have agreed to play Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney.



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