The Red Lion


by Patrick Marber

 

The Red Lion FC is an English non-league side who have dreams of the big time.

However, the club’s manager, Kidd, will stop at nothing to realise his own ambitions of achieving money and fame. So, when a talented young player, Jordan, joins the club and ‘plays like a God’, Kidd sees his golden opportunity. However, kit-man, Yates - club legend and footballing ‘hero’- has other ideas. A ‘Clash of the Titans’ ensues between Yates and Kidd over the future of Jordan and the football club.

Patrick Marber’s hit play unfolds like a Greek Tragedy, transcending ‘the beautiful game’, in a tale of heroism, hubris and handballs!

The Red Lion offers a funny, profound and unmissable night at the theatre. Starring Emmerdale and Brookside star John McArdle, Brendan Charleson and Harry McMullen.

(Age recommendation 14+)

Reviews

5 Stars, "Back of the net!"      All Edinburgh Theatre

5 Stars, "Much more than a matchday melodrama!"     The Wee Review

4 Stars, "Michael Emans' revival... resembles a gladitorial battle"     The Herald

4 Stars, "Emans heartfelt and meticulous production features three memorable performances"     The Scotsman

4 Stars, "for lovers of the beautiful game, The Red Lion is an intriguing piece of theatre"     The Skinny

4 Stars "there's something reassuringly 'classy' about this production"     Broadway Baby

4 Stars "a taut three-hander"     The Herald on Sunday and the National Sunday

4 Stars "everything about the play reeks of authencity" Reviewsphere


Special Event - Saturday 8 June

Patrick Marber 2018 by Helen Maybanks

Post Show Talk with the writer of The Red Lion Patrick Marber

 Join award winning writer and director Patrick Marber and the director and cast of Rapture Theatre’s production of The Red Lion for an exclusive post show talk and Q and A  at The Byre Theatre on Saturday 8thJune.

 This is a rare opportunity to hear Patrick talk about his successful career as a playwright – Dealer’s Choice, Closer, The Red Lion, his Oscar nominated screen adaption of Notes on a Scandal  and his television work – writing for and performing alongside legendary comic actor Steve Coogan in the hit TV show Knowing Me Knowing You

Patrick will also share his own personal inspiration behind the writing of The Red Lion

 The cast of The Red Lion – John McArdle, Brendan Charleson and Harry McMullen along with Director Michael Emans will join Patrick to share their experiences of working on The Red Lion

 This event is FREE with a ticket to see The Red Lion on 8thJune.

 


Production Imagaes (Copyright, Richard Campbell)


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THE PALACE THEATRE

Kilmarnock

08 - 09 May

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 THE BRUNTON 

 Musellburgh

11 May

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 HOWDEN PARK CENTRE

 Livingston

16 May 

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 TOLBOOTH

 Stirling

18 May 

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 MOTHERWELL THEATRE

 Motherwell

 20 May

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 BEACON ARTS CENTRE

 Greenock

 23 May

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 LANARK MEMORIAL HALL

 Lanark

 24 May

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 HARBOUR ARTS CENTRE

 Irvine

25 May 

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EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE

Giffnock

26 May

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VILLAGETHEATRE 

East Kilbride

28 May

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RYAN CENTRE

Stranraer

31 May

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THEATRE ROYAL

Dumfries

01 Jun

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THE BYRE THEATRE

St Andrews

07 -08 Jun

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FTH THEATRE

Falkirk

13 Jun

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ADAM SMITH THEATRE

Kirkcaldy

15 Jun

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THEATRE ROYAL

Glasgow

18 - 22 Jun

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