Retired English footballer and sports broadcaster Gary Lineker OBE will lead an exciting post-show panel with the cast and football industry guests to discuss the football themes of Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion on Monday 20th November.
Set in the dressing room of a semi-professional football club in the North East, this powerful, funny and touching locker room drama reaches beyond the beautiful game, exploring contrasting ideas about loyalty, ambition and what it takes to win, from the perspectives of three different generations.
‘I look forward to seeing this new version of The Red Lion at Trafalgar Studios’ said Lineker, ‘It’s a premier league play about non-league football and you can join the cast and me for a post-show discussion on the play and the importance of these leagues in the wider game.’
The production is directed by Max Roberts and stars Stephen Tompkinson (DCI Banks; Drop the Dead Donkey), John Bowler (Operation Elvis, RSC/Almeida; DCI Banks) and Dean Bone (Vera).
The Red Lion hopes to attract a new generation of theatre fans by working with some of London’s major football clubs and inviting players from their Academy and Youth Education programmes to come and see the play.