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!