The Damned United

13th Nov 2017 - 18th Nov 2017

Main House - Pleasance London


Restricted to ages 14 and above


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 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. Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel, 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.

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‘Gripping portrayal of a flawed football genius’
4 stars
The List
‘a fascinating, if fictional, psychological study of one of sport’s most complex, charismatic and infuriating characters’
4 stars
Arts City Liverpool
‘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 stars
Broadway Baby
‘a masterpiece of theatre’
4 stars
Liverpool Sound and Vision
'an assured and vibrant take on the passion and brutality of “the working man’s ballet''
The National

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