More stunning photos of The Red Lion Production have been released ahead of press night this evening:
Photos ©Getty Images ©John Snelling
All the best to Danny, Calvin, and Peter tonight for their press night premiere of The Red Lion at the National Theatre. Enjoy your well-deserved celebration!
Come on you Lions!
Team DM xx
Passion. Loyalty. Salvation.
Break a leg and all the best to Danny Mays, Calvin Demba, Peter Wight, Ian Rickson, Patrick Marber, and crew with tonight’s first preview performance of The Red Lion at The National Theatre!
“The thing about football – the important thing about football – is that it is not just about football.” Terry Prachett, Unseen Academicals
14 June: Fantastic interview with Peter Wight from The Stage.
10 June 2015 – More photos from The Red Lion press photo call at the Dorfman Theatre on 9 June 2015 (via photographer Elliott Franks). And photographer Alastair Muir.
– Curtis Brown article on Daniel Mays’ National Theatre debut this evening in The Red Lion.
– Getty Images has stunning production photos from The Red Lion.
– Another great interview with Patrick Marber from ESPN FC.
– Patrick Marber on ‘The Red Lion’, writer’s block, and getting fired from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ via The Independent.
8 June 2015: Additional production photos for The Red Lion released by The National Theatre.
7 June 2015: The Observer New Review (Guardian): Daniel Mays: ‘Football is just the gateway. It’s really about betrayal, loss and ambition’
5 June 2015: Time Out has a first look at The Red Lion production photos.
29 May 2015: Sport on stage: talk a good game Like other sporting dramas, Patrick Marber’s new play about football takes on wider resonance (login needed).
The Red Lion preview performances begin Wednesday 3 June at The National Theatre. Tickets are still available for purchase for most dates across the run at the National Theatre online, in person, and via telephone booking.
The Red Lion is also a part of the National Theatre’s new Friday Rush ticketing beginning this Friday, 29 May at 1PM. Front row seats priced at £20 will be available online every Friday for all performances for the following week. Please read the Friday Rush FAQ for more details.
Once performances begin there will be £15 day tickets available.
Press night for The Red Lion is Wednesday 10 June.
Daniel Mays Official Twitter: @DanielMays9
A week to go! Join Daniel Mays and his celebrity team for a match against Tottenham Hotspur Legends on Sunday 17 May at Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium:
‘I’m proud to be supporting my local children’s and adult hospices in this celebrity match. I’m a big Leyton Orient fan and am really looking forward to being Celebrity Team Manager at their ground and raising vital funds for these amazing charities.’
Watch our team of celebrities take on the Tottenham Hotspur Legends at the home of East London football – Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium.
The celebrity line up so far includes:
More information: Celebrity Team v Tottenham Hotspur Legends
If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the wonderful charities:
Public booking for The Red Lion is now open at the National Theatre website for all dates from 3 June (first preview) and including the additional dates from 31 July through 30 September (last performance).
The Red Lion will also have tickets available during The National Theatre’s new Friday Rush beginning Friday 30 May at 1PM for performances the following week. Friday Rush ticketing will be ongoing through out the run and include performances that are sold out! More information is available on The National Theatre’s FAQ page.
The Red Lion
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.
Cast includes Daniel Mays, Calvin Demba, and Peter Wight.
Directed by Ian Rickson
Written by Patrick Marber