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Red Ladder Theatre Company

Current Shows

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored

A play by Nana-Kofi Kufuor



Fifteen-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S.

His teacher Gillian watches as his face is pressed into the wet gravel with a policeman’s knee in his back, frozen out of fear for her own safety. The next day, Reece locks them both in her classroom, refusing to relinquish the key.

He wants her to pay – and to fully understand the pain of the irreversible breakdown of trust her inaction has caused.

My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored is an urgent interrogation of racial identity by Nana-Kofi Kufuor, directed by Dermot Daly.



Venue: Tech Cube 0 @ Summerhall (Venue 26)
Dates: Wednesday 3 to Sunday 28 August 2022 (No performance 15 & 22 August)
Time: 17:40
Tickets: Preview 1 £8 | Preview 2 £10 | Full Price £13 / £10
Recommended Age 14+
Content warnings: Contains racially sensitive language



At Summerhall (Venue 26) as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022.






“Provokes questions that lodge firmly in the mind, continuing to echo after the show ends.”

The Guardian


“Misha Duncan-Barry plays Gillian with simmering rage”

The Stage


“Jelani D’Aguilar plays Reece with a mix of impotent rage, untapped intelligence, humour and genuine menace”

The Stage



We are pleased to be offering captioning for every performance of My Voice Was Heard But It Was Ignored.

Captioning is available via The Difference Engine, a tool that enables d/Deaf and hard of hearing people to read performance captions on their phone.
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The venue is wheelchair accessible.


The Damned United


By Anders Lustgarten
Adapted from the novel by David Peace
Directed by 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.

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.


Age Guidance: 14+
Content Warnings: Extremely strong language
Running time: 70mins

Originally co-produced with Leeds Playhouse. 


Red Ladder Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed adaptation of The Damned United returns for a limited run this summer, touring to regional theatres and non-traditional spaces on our flagship Red Ladder Local circuit across Yorkshire and The Midlands. See below for full tour schedule.




We are pleased to be offering captioning for every performance of The Damned United on this tour.

Captioning is available via The Difference Engine.
Download the app here.


Praise for The Damned United

‘A feisty full-on adaptation of David Peace’s novel’
The Stage (4 stars)

‘A cracking piece of theatre’
British Theatre (4 stars)