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Theatre Information

Trafalgar Studios (Studio 2) (London, )
Whitehall
London,

Schedule

Mondays: 7:45pm
Tuesdays: 7:45pm
Wednesdays: 7:45pm
Thursdays: 3:00pm and 7:45pm
Fridays: 7:45pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm and 7:45pm

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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.


BWW Review: THE RED LION, Trafalgar StudiosBWW Review: THE RED LION, Trafalgar Studios
by Nicky Sweetland - November 7, 2017

Patrick Marber was inspired to write The Red Lion following his own experiences in non-league football club ownership. And the play - which was first performed in 2015 at the National Theatre has been revised (by Marber) to make it a much slicker and darker insight into male relationships and the tricky juxtaposition between the roles of big business and community spirit in our grassroots game. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE RED LION Opens Tonight at Trafalgar StudiosPhoto Flash: THE RED LION Opens Tonight at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - November 6, 2017

The Red Lion is a powerful, funny and touching locker room drama that reaches beyond the beautiful game, exploring contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition and what it takes to win, from the perspectives of three different generations. (more...)

Gary Lineker to Lead Post-Show Panel for Patrick Marber's THE RED LION at Trafalgar StudiosGary Lineker to Lead Post-Show Panel for Patrick Marber's THE RED LION at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - October 4, 2017

Retired English footballer and sports broadcaster Gary Lineker OBE will lead an exciting post-show panel on Monday 20th November, discussing the football themes of Patrick Marber's The Red Lion. (more...)