The Damned United - Red Ladder Theatre Company

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The Damned United

26 June 2018 - 31 December 2018

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
A Red Ladder and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-Production.



Dates


Louth Riverhead Theatre
24 Oct 2018

BOOK TICKETS

Tickets will on sale very soon.


The Lowry
25 Oct 2018 – 27 Oct 2018

BOOK TICKETS

£12/£10


Scarborough Spa
1 Nov 2018

BOOK TICKETS

£15/£12.50


The Brewery, Kendal
2 Nov 2018

The Royalty Theatre, Sunderland
13 Nov 2018 – 14 Nov 2018

BOOK TICKETS

£15/£12


Featherstone Rovers
15 Nov 2018

BOOK TICKETS

Book via Theatre Royal Wakefield, £5 (£7 on the door)


Skipton Town Hall
16 Nov 2018

BOOK TICKETS

£10/£8


The Cluntergate Centre, Horbury
17 Nov 2018

BOOK TICKETS

Tel: 07873 544948


Jump Club, Barnsley
18 Nov 2018

BOOK TICKETS

Tel: 01226 747863