The Red Lion

Patrick Marber
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ISBN 9780571345717 Format Paperback
Published 02/11/2017 Length 96 pages

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‘A beautiful play about the beautiful game.’ Independent

‘At its heart a dark, tender and beautifully wrought study in male desperation.’ Time Out

‘Patrick Marber is to modern British drama what Michael Owen was to our footie.’ Daily Mail

‘Marber, in this riveting new piece, uses the world of non-league, semi-pro football to explore issues of trust and loyalty and the larger division between individual ambition and the collective ethic… If big issues emerge naturally from the action, it is because Marber is writing about a world he knows intimately. Everything feels right.’ Guardian

‘A triumph… It’s Marber’s night. At 50, he has found his voice again, and it roars.’ Daily Telegraph

‘After nine years out of the game, Marber is back in the Champions League.’ Mail on Sunday

  • About Patrick Marber

    Patrick Marber was born in 1964. He began his career as a stand-up comedian and 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. Since then he has written plays and screenplays including After Miss Julie, Closer, Howard Katz, Don Juan in Soho, Notes on a Scandal and Love You More. He lives in London with his wife and their three children.

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