The Red Lion

BY PATRICK MARBER
DIRECTED BY MAX ROBERTS

 

‘A PREMIER LEAGUE PLAY ABOUT NON LEAGUE FOOTBALL’

Gary Lineker

 

★★★★★

‘PERFORMANCES HERE ARE RIGHT OUT OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE OF THEATRICAL TALENT’

Radio Times

 

★★★★★

‘A GRITTY AND TRUTHFUL DEPICTION OF NOT JUST FOOTBALL, BUT OF BRITISH CULTURE AND THE COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN IN OUR SOCIETY’

Broadway World

 

★★★★★

‘THIS CAST IS THE FINEST YOU WILL SEE PUT TOGETHER TO BRING THE RED LION TO LIFE’

London Theatre

 

★★★★★

‘THE ACTORS BRILLIANTLY SUSTAIN THE TENSE PACE, CREATING A GRIPPING CLIMAX OF EMOTIONS AMID THE BRUTALITY OF HONESTY AND THE VEHEMENCE OF LIONS’

The Upcoming

 

★★★★

‘BEAUTIFUL LOOK AT TAINTED GAME IS A TITLE CONTENDER’

Evening Standard

 

Three generations explore contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition and what it takes to win in this powerful locker room drama, from multi award winning writer Patrick Marber.

A promising young football player arrives at a struggling non-league club and pits the veteran kit-man against the ambitious manager who’ll do anything to keep the club and himself afloat.

Directed by Max Roberts, this new version of The Red Lion transfers to London following a sell out run at Live Theatre and stars Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks, Drop the Dead Donkey), John Bowler (DCI Banks, The Bill) and Dean Bone (Vera).

In a play that resonates in contemporary British society, The Red Lion goes far beyond the pitch to look at hope, obsessions and the desperation of humanity to be a part of something.

Patrick Marber’s plays have won Evening Standard, Olivier, Time Out, New York and London Critics’ Circle and Writers’ Guild Awards.