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Fri 17 Apr

The Damned United


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1 Performance

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Venue Main House, York Theatre Royal

Price £15.00

The Damned United

Fri 17 Apr

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Fri 17 Apr



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Main House, York Theatre Royal





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.


"you don’t need to be any kind of football fan to get fired up by this show"

The Times

"Gripping portrayal of a flawed football genius"

The List

"A beautifully crafted and imaginative piece of theatre"

Yorkshire Post


Written by

Anders Lustgarten

Adapted from the novel by

David Peace

Directed by

Rod Dixon

Set & Projection Designs by

Nina Dunn

Lighting Design by

Tim Skelly

Sound Design by

Ed Heaton