Red Ladder Theatre supported by West Yorkshire Playhouse presents
THE SHED CREW
Adapted by Kevin Fegan from the book ‘Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew’ by Bernard Hare
Hark back to the techno thumping, joy riding, glue-sniffing, dragon-chasing 90′s. Pounding beats, dirty streets, swirling haze and squalor – piss stained velour. Ashtrayland.
You weren’t in a gang, you were in a crew, and life was a drug-fuelled helter skelter.
It’s 20 years later, and tonight, fasten your seat belts. Best to travel light. Keep your eyes open and watch your back. But no worries, with this crew you’re one of us, you’re family, we’ll show you what ‘survival’ really means.
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 West Yorkshire 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 masterpiece of theatre’ - 9/10 review from Liverpool Sound and Vision
‘a fascinating, if fictional, psychological study of one of sport’s most complex, charismatic and infuriating characters’ 4* review from Arts City Liverpool
‘this could very easily have been an exercise in lionisation, but the decision to show, in equal measure, Clough’s strengths and weaknesses is a smart one’ 4* review from The List
‘powerful and demanding, Red Ladder Theatre Company’s production of The Damned United is every bit as belligerent and uncompromising as the protagonist of its story.’ 4* review from Broadway Baby.
By Anders Lustgarten
Adapted from the novel by David Peace
In association with Unity Theatre Liverpool
Jim’s always been a bit of a character, just like his Dad, and spends most of his life between the bookies, the pub and the football. He’s always had this lingering feeling though that he doesn’t quite fit into this world, that there’s something different about him, something wrong…
Jim’s never told his story to anyone before, but tonight he’s going to tell it to you…
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