Patrick Marber’s play The Red Lion is set to transfer to Trafalgar Studios in London following a sold-out run at the Live Theatre in Newcastle. The Red Lion is set in the dressing room of a semi-professional football team in the north east of England. The play first opened in the Dorfman at the National Theatre in 2015 and was Marber’s first new work in almost a decade. It will run at Trafalgar Studios from 6 November to 2 December, with previews from 1 November.
The Red Lion Tickets
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.