Lauded as a ‘passionate’ production of a masterly script, the play is particularly interesting due to Marber’s involvement as director of regional football club Lewes FC since 2010. His accuracy and subtlety is palpable in this portrayal of sporting politics and what they represent. For Marber, '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'.
Exploring the 'endless source of moral contradictions' inherent in football, The Red Lion is a moving and witty piece of theatre, whether you care about the offside rule or not.
|What||The Red Lion, Trafalgar Studios|
|Where||Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DY | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
01 Nov 17 – 02 Dec 17, 7:45 PM – 9:25 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|