Tuesday 28th June 7.30pm / Main House

THE DAMNED UNITED


By Anders Lustgarten

Adapted from the novel by David Peace

Directed by Red Ladder’s Artistic Director, Rod Dixon

 

Down the stairs… Along the corridor… Round the corner… Into the dressing room… HIS dressing room. Hateful, hateful place. Spiteful, spiteful place. Dirty, dirty Leeds. 1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his managerial career and reputation by winning the European Cup with his new team: Leeds United. The team he has openly despised for years, the team he hates and which hates him. Don Revie’s Leeds.

 

Originally co-produced with Leeds Playhouse, The Damned United takes you inside the tortured mind of a genius slamming up against his limits, and brings to life the beauty and brutality of football, the working man’s ballet.

 

‘a cracking piece of theatre’ **** British Theatre

 

‘swift, compact and bullishly to the point’ ***** Entertainment Focus

 

‘Yes, this a play about football, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a tribute to an era-defining genius, a portrait of a man terminally wrapped-up in his own bravado, a study of loyalty and friendship under pressure…’ **** The Stage

 

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 28th June 7.30pm

Standard: £20.00 | Concession: £16.00| Child: £16.00

 

Age Recommendation: 14+ (contains strong language)

 

Running Time: 1 hour

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

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