Production images for Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion, which officially opens at the Trafalgar Studios tonight (6th November), have been released. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect…
Directed by Max Roberts, the transfer sees Stephen Tompkinson (Spamalot, West End; DCI Banks; Drop the Dead Donkey), John Bowler (It Just Stopped, The Orange Tree; Operation Elvis, RSC/Almeida; DCI Banks) and Dean Bone (The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes, Live Theatre; The Savage, Live Theatre; Vera, ITV) reprising their roles in the production.
Talking about the play director Max 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 who also compellingly represent the characters emotional complexity.”
Meanwhile, 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.”
The creative team for The Red Lion includes: designs by Patrick Connellan and is produced by Live Theatre and Trish Wadley.
The Red Lion plays at the Trafalgar Studios until the 2nd December. To book tickets visit ATG Tickets.