The Red Lion

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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. 

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The Red Lion running time: 
95 minutes
The Red Lion Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 1 November, 2017
Opening date: 
Monday, 6 November, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 2 December, 2017
Saturday, 2 December, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 2 December, 2017

Trafalgar Studio Two

14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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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

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Video: In rehearsals with the cast of The Red Lion
Friday, November 3, 2017

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.

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