The Damned United

A Red Ladder Theatre Company & West Yorkshire Playhouse Production
Thursday 7 April 2016 - Saturday 16 April 2016
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"Lancel gives a top-of-the-league performance... it really hits the back of the net"
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"a vivid portrayal of the cock-sure Cloughie... a fantastically crafted piece of theatre"
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Brian Clough's journey from his beloved Derby County to the team he hated the most.

Down the stairs, along the corridor, round the corner, into the dressing room. His dressing room.

1974. Brian Clough, the enfant terrible of British football, tries to redeem his 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.

Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel, 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. 

Recommended age 14+. Contains very strong language.

Written by Anders Lustgarten, adapted from David Peace's novel
Director - Rod Dixon
Set & Costume Design - Signe Beckmann
Production & Rehearsal Photography by Malcolm I Johnson

Running time: 
90 minutes approx (no interval)