Ian Rickson

The Red Lion: Patrick Marber and Ian Rickson In Conversation

Courtesy of The National Theatre

Courtesy of The National Theatre

The Red Lion: Patrick Marber and Ian Rickson In Conversation recording from Thursday 25 June at the Dorfman Theatre. The writer and director discuss The Red Lion, Patrick Marber’s haunting and humorous new play about the dying romance of the great English game.

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The Red Lion – National Theatre Platforms

The Red Lion has three upcoming NT Platform events in conjunction with the play:

Focus on Football: Friday 19 June at 6:30PM (followed by book signing).
Patrick Marber and Ian Rickson on The Red Lion: Thursday 25 June at 6:30PM (followed by book signing).
AfterWords: The Red Lion: Friday 10 July post-show discussion.

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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

Ticketing information

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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.

– Getty Images has stunning production photos from The Red Lion. Embed from Getty Images

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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