The Red Lion

by  Patrick Marber

Full Length Play, Drama  /  3m

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.

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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.
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"... [Marber] is a beautifully insouciant writer of savourable lines." - The Guardian, Read more

"Marber has found his voice again, and it roars." - The Telegraph, Read more

"Marber’s play is at its heart a dark, tender and beautifully wrought study in male desperation." - Time Out, Read more

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Patrick Marber

Patrick Marber was born in London in 1964. He began his career as a writer in 1986. He co-wrote and appeared in a number of radio and television programmes including The Day Today and Knowing Me, Knowing You. In 1995 his first play, Dealer’s Choice, premiered at the National Theatre in a production he also directed. Si ...

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