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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 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.

By Anders Lustgarten
Adapted from the novel by David Peace
In association with Unity Theatre Liverpool


Pocklington Arts Centre
1 Jun 2017

The Grove Hall, South Kirkby
2 Jun 2017

Unity Theatre, Liverpool
25 Jul 2017

The Pleasance, Edinburgh
2 Aug 2017 – 28 Aug 2017