The Damned United
16 June 2022 - 2 July 2022
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.
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)