Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone in The Red Lion

Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion gets West End transfer

Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion will transfer to Trafalgar Studios later this year.

The football drama centres on the generational divide of football fans and their contrasting ideas of loyalty, ambition and what it takes to win. Set in the dressing room of a Noth East semi-professional football club, this locker room drama is directed by Max Roberts.

Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone will reprise their roles for the transfer from the sell-out run at Live Theatre in Newcastle.

Roberts said: “Whilst the play is inherently accessible, full of salty dialogue and laugh out loud set pieces its lyrical qualities to my mind seem to be enhanced by the north-east vernacular brought vividly to life by Stephen Tompkinson, John Bowler and Dean Bone.

Patrick Marber said: “To an extent the play is dramatising something about England; that there is one strain of thought which is about community, tolerance and belonging, and there is another which represents a whole counter trajectory about what England could or should be; that England is a business.”

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The Red Lion will run from 1 November 2017 until 2 December 2017 at Trafalgar Studios.

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