RAPTURE Theatre have announced the cast for their latest production, The Red Lion, which takes to the Palace Theatre stage on Thursday, May 9 at 7.30pm.

Following The Red Lion’s sellout run in London’s West End, Rapture Theatre is delighted to present a brand new production of Patrick Marber’s hit starring Emmerdale and Brookside actor John McArdle, who will lead an all-star cast in what promises to be a funny, touching and unmissable night at the theatre.

John McArdle will be joined by Brendan Charleson (ITV’s Coronation Street and BBC’s Doctors) and emerging young star Harry MacMullen who graduated from LAMDA in 2018.

Red Lion FC is a non-league side who have dreams of the big time. However, their manager, Kidd, will stop at nothing to realise his own ambitions of money and fame. So when a talented young player, Jordan, turns up for a trial, Kidd sees his golden opportunity. But Yates, the kit-man and club legend, has other ideas. A battle of wills ensues between Yates and Kidd over the future of Jordan and the future of the football club.

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