The Red Lion Passion. Loyalty. Salvation.
Small-time semi-pro football, the non-league. A world away from the wealth and the television cameras. A young player touched with brilliance arrives from nowhere. An ambitious manager determines to make him his own. And the old soul of the club still has dreams of glory.
A haunting and humorous new play about the dying romance of the great English game – and the tender, savage love that powers it. read more here http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-red-lion?play=1
A play written by comedian Patrick Marber and is inspired by his position as director of a non-league Lewes. Nationally, he is best known for his 1997 relationship drama Closer and helping to create Alan Partridge in On the Hour and The Day Today.
The Red Lion has been receiving positive reviews since it was first shown at the National’s Dorfman Theatre.
The show is billed as “a haunting and humorous new play about the dying romance of the great English game – and the tender, savage love that powers it”.
It focuses on non-league football, away from the wealth and the television cameras, and tells the tale of a young player touched with brilliance who arrives from nowhere, an ambitious manager determined to make him his own and the old soul of the club that still has dreams of glory.
The Financial Times described The Red Lion as “Beautiful. Delicate. A tender, very touching play about hope, and above all, talent”, while Time Out’s review read: “Patrick Marber finds the back of the net with this dark comedy. Tender and beautifully wrought.”