Thurs 26 Apr, Stamford Theatre theatre
Adapted from David Peace’s brilliant and ingenious novel.
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.
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 tribute to an era-defining genius, a portrait of a man terminally wrapped-up in his own bravado... a bloody good story about sporting rivalry.’ The Stage
‘...as a piece of theatre it really hits the back of the net.’ Steve Orme, British Theatre Guide
‘The play is ingeniously staged by Rod Dixon’ Michael Billington, The Guardian