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Daniel Mays Interview – BBC Radio 5 Live – Afternoon Edition

Daniel Mays was a guest on today’s Afternoon Edition on BBC Radio 5*.

Danny’s fantastic interview with Sarah Brett and Dotun Adebayo touched on The Red Lion at the National Theatre, non-league football, his acting experiences with Mike Leigh, some career highlights including Mrs Biggs, Atonement (the amazing filmed Dunkirk beach scene!). Danny also discussed the much anticipated Dad’s Army film and Line of Duty projects that are coming up in 2016!

You can book tickets for The Red Lion performances through 30 September.

Make sure to listen back to the Afternoon Edition interview here for the next 30 days. Danny’s interview is approximately an hour and 15 minutes in to the broadcast and continues through to the top of the third hour.

*UPDATE: The podcast version of the interview is now available.

Thanks to Sarah, Dotun, and BBC Radio 5 for the very warm welcome this afternoon!

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The Red Lion: Patrick Marber and Ian Rickson In Conversation

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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!

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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.

– 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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The Red Lion Public Booking Now Open

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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

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 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!