2015 Theatre

The Red Lion: The Beautiful Game Comes to the Theatre-FATV Exclusive

FATV has a fantastic video featuring Daniel Mays, Calvin Demba, and Peter Wight discussing The Red Lion:
The Beautiful Game Comes to the Theatre.

The National Theatre has also uploaded a video from the Focus on Football NT Platform from 25 June:
Focus on Football

Performances are on through 30 September. It’s definitely a must-see!
Book tickets.

Daniel Mays official Twitter: @DanielMays9


The Red Lion 

The Red Lion is back on stage this Thursday  9 July with performances through 25 July.

Tickets are available for those performances plus the remainder of the run through 30 September. Book tickets online via The National Theatre.

Friday Rush ticketing continues every Friday at 1pm and day tickets are usually available for most performances.

Daniel Mays official twitter: @DanielMays9


The Red Lion: Theatre Reviews

22 June-  An insightful and intuitive review by Alex Stewart of The Set Pieces.

15 June- The Daily Express 4 Star review of The Red Lion: ” Marber is rewarded by a trio of superb performances.”

13 June – About Time Magazine review of the The Red Lion: Daniel Mays “…is utterly beguiling”

12 June- The Independent has a fantastic review for The Red Lion.

11 June – The Guardian 4 Star review: “Daniel Mays as Kidd has the manic energy of a man on the edge of desperation and suggests that, even inside this self-seeking chancer, lurks an instinct for the game.”

– Time Out Theatre 4 Star review: “Club manager Kidd, played by the eternally wonderful Danny Mays, is an archetypal wheeler dealer.”

-The Evening Standard 4 Star review: “Mays is thrillingly volatile.”

– Financial Times 4 Star review (login may be needed) – The Exeunt 5 Star review: “it’s a veritable symphony.”

The Upcoming 5 Star review: “Daniel Mays gives a sensationally polished performance as Jimmy Kidd. Full of energy, emotion, hysteria and yet so controlled, Mays is a deeply affecting and immensely entertaining actor to watch in this spectacular production.”

– MetroUK 4 Star review: ‘Gripping. Punchy. Makes the game beautiful again.’

10 June -The Telegraph 4 Star review. “Mays is on hypnotic form as the strutting, spiv-like Kidd.

-What’s On Stage 4 Star review. “Mays is masterful.”

-The Stage review: “Patrick Marber’s slow-burning ode to football and what it means to those who love it.”

-The Arts Desk review: “This is a study of men and masculinity, of belonging, and of the emotional pull of sport for some”

Daniel Mays Official Twitter: @DanielMays9