Additional Production Photos: The Red Lion

More stunning photos of The Red Lion Production have been released ahead of press night this evening:

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The Red Lion Production Gallery

The National Theatre has released The Red Lion production photographs.

Image by Catherine Ashmore/National Theare

Image by Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre

Image by Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre

Image by Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre

Image by Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre

Image by Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre

Image by Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre

Image by Catherine Ashmore/National Theatre

Previews continue through Tuesday 9 June with press night Wednesday 10 June.

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The Red Lion Previews Kick Off Tonight!


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

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The Red Lion Interviews & Press

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.

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9 June 2015: BBC Front Row has an excellent John Wilson interview with The Red Lion’s talented playwright (and mega Lewes FC supporter) Patrick Marber.

–  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).

19 May 2015: Interview with director Ian Rickson The Red Lion: A play for Non-League supporters
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The Red Lion Ticketing Update


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.

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Charity Celebrity Football Match Sunday 17 May


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.

St Joseph’ s Hospice and Haven House Children’s Hospice have teamed up for this fantastic event and we promise to make this a day for the whole family to enjoy.

The match kicks off at 3pm on Sunday 17th May and tickets are only £6 for children, £11 for adults and Family tickets are available for £29 (2 adults, 2 children)

The celebrity line up so far includes:

  • Mark Wright
  • Charlie Quirke
  • Heart Radio’s JK
  • Paul Sculfor
  • Steve Collins
  • Matt Lockwood
  • Jamie Reed
  • Micky Dumoulin
  • Lee Trundle
  • Leon Knight
  • Daniel Mays
  • Jake Hall
  • Si Cranstoun

The match benefits the Haven House Children’s Hospice  and St Joseph’s Hospice charities.

More information: Celebrity Team v Tottenham Hotspur Legends

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If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the wonderful charities:

Haven House

St Joseph’s Hospice

Daniel Mays interview from West Essex Life


The Red Lion Public Booking Now Open


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

Line of Duty Series Three: First Promo Photo and Additional Casting 

 BBC Two has released the first promo image from Line of Duty series 3!
With filming well under way for Line Of Duty series three, the BBC has today unveiled the other officers in the Armed Response Unit joining Daniel Mays’ (Mrs Biggs, Public Enemies, Made In Dagenham) character Sergeant Danny Waldron. 

Will Mellor (Broadchurch, The Street) plays PC Rod Kennedy, Arsher Ali (The Missing, Silent Witness) plays PC Harinderpal ‘Hari’ Bains and Leanne Best (Ripper Street, Fortitude) plays WPC Jackie Brickford.

Jed Mercurio, writer and creator of Line Of Duty, says: “Sergeant Danny Waldron appears to run a team of crack firearms officers, but hidden tensions simmer beneath the surface. We’re all hugely excited that Will Mellor, Arsher Ali and Leanne Best have agreed to play these pivotal roles.”

The commissioner for BBC Two is Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, and Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning. The executive producers are Jed Mercurio (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Critical) and Simon Heath (The Great Train Robbery, The Fear and The Bletchley Circle) for World Productions, and Stephen Wright for BBC Northern Ireland. With support from Northern Ireland Screen.

The producer is Peter Norris (Nylon, Between The Lines). Michael Keillor (Critical, Silk) will direct episodes one to three and John Strickland (Bodies, Prime Suspect 2) will direct episodes four to six.

Courtesy of BBC Two

Courtesy of BBC Two

Daniel Mays Joins BBC Two’s Line of Duty

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The Red Lion – National Theatre

The Red Lion full dates listing has been released by The National Theatre today. Performances are through Wednesday 30 September.

Public on sale for the additional dates is Friday 1 May.

National Theatre Season through October 2015.

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