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Paul and Danny meet every Wednesday for a pint after work. It has been a tradition for three years, and 2020 is no different. But 2020 is different. And as the weeks continue the reality of this new world dawns upon them both and we see how they react as the world starts to fall into chaos all around them…

Paul and Danny are connected, and so are all of us.

Connected was written by Chris O’Connor and Paul Fox, performed by Stevie Ward and Paul Fox, directed by Rod Dixon, with sound by Dom Smith and is produced by Red Ladder Theatre Company in association with Mantality. Music was composed and performed by Claire-Marie Seddon with lyrics by Chris O’Connor and Claire-Marie Seddon.

Connected is available on Red Ladder’s Podcast which should be on all good podcasting apps. It is also available on our Soundcloud here:

And you can play through episodes below as well – latest episode is at the top!

Connected #16: The Promised Land

Connected #15: Liverpool’s Title, burning soup and ‘Doing a Leeds’

Connected #14: Covid, Cummings and Naked Attraction…

Connected #13: Disinfectant, Danny’s Mum and Cheap Therapy

Connected #12:  Zooms, Coma’s and Conspiracies

Connected #11: Bhudda Banter, DiCaprio and ‘Against Karate?’

Connected#10: Honesty, Mistakes and Prison…

Connected#9: Bog Roll, Denzel and Unprecedented Times…

Connected#8: Elton John tattoo, Serie A and Paul’s date…

Connected#7: Italian restaurants, Liverpool’s wobble and carefree Brian

Connected#6: 5G, Massages and Anxious Geoff

Connected#5: Love, solitude and spas…

Connected#4: Wigan at home, Dry Jan and the madness of Mad John…

Connected#3: Life, death and the legend of Breathless Wonder… 

Connected#2: Al Pacino, Kundalini Yoga and the problem with Liverpool fans…


The Damned United

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 the 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’ 4* review from British Theatre 

‘swift, compact and bullishly to the point’ 5* review from 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…’ 4* Review in The Stage

By Anders Lustgarten
Adapted from the novel by David Peace
Directed by Red Ladder’s Artistic Director Rod Dixon