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!
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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”

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The Red Lion: Rehearsal Photos

The National Theatre has released rehearsal photos from The Red Lion:

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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. From June 3 at The Dorfman Theatre.

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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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The Red Lion 

Daniel Mays in his National Theatre debut!

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.

Patrick Marber returns to premiere a fifth play at the National Theatre, where his previous work includes Dealer’s Choice and Closer.

The Red Lion is now booking for performances beginning 3 June.

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Daniel Mays Attends Gala Performance of The Ruling Class

Daniel Mays attended the gala performance of The Ruling Class starring James McAvoy Wednesday evening at Trafalgar Studios.
Getty Images has some great photos from the after party:

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Daniel Mays Leads Cast of Patrick Marber’s New National Theatre Play The Red Lion

Exciting news this morning as Rufus Norris & Tessa Ross announced their first season at London’s National Theatre.

Daniel Mays will be leading the cast of Patrick Marber’s new play “The Red Lion” from 3 June at The Dorfman:

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.

Patrick Marber returns to premiere a fifth play at the National Theatre, where his previous work includes Dealer’s Choice and Closer.

Member booking 23 February
Public booking 26 February

Directed by Ian Rickson (Mojo) Additional casting includes Peter Wight and Calvin Demba.

Congratulations to Danny on his National Theatre debut!

We will have more updates soon!