We popped into rehearsals of The Red Lion, Patrick Marber’s play about a non-league football club which opens at the Trafalgar Studiosnext week. The Red Lion tells the story of a promising young footballer called Jordan (Dean Bone) who played for a northern semi-professional team. His manager Kidd (Stephen Tompkinson) wants to sell him on to make some money for the club (and his own pocket), but Yates (John Bowler), the kit man who has been at the club all his life, wants to keep him on board.
Stephen Tompkinson leads a perfectly cast trio of men who are lost in their life and so turn to football, as well as each other, for help. The Red Lion, set in a football changing room, offers a powerful insight into the human condition and the depths we are prepared to go to in order to find answers. This touching look into changing room conversations transfers from the Live Theatre in... Read more