The Damned United

Posted: Tuesday 12th June 2018 - 12:24 PM


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.

‘a cracking piece of theatre’ 4* review from British Theatre 

‘swift, compact and bullishly to the point’ 5* review from Entertainment Focus 

‘Luke Dickson is a commanding presence’ Yorkshire Post

‘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* review from Broadway Baby.

‘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

The Damned United delves into a fear of loneliness, vulnerability and the relationships that truly matter – something we can all relate to.’ 4* Review in Leeds-Live

Following on from the successful showing of 'Playing The Joker' here at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle in March, Castleford Tigers are delighted to welcome the Red Ladder Theatre Company back to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, this time to bring the successful tour of the play 'The Damned United'.

The show will take place here at Castleford Tigers in the Tiger Bar on Friday 15 June. Doors open at 6:30 with the show starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are availalbe now from the Tigers Den club shop in Carlton Lanes priced at just £5 per person. Subject to availability fans will be able to pay on the door for £6.

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