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The Damned United

  • Venue: Courtyard Theatre
  • Duration: 70 minutes
  • Age Guidance: 14+
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    Flashing lights and strong language throughout the production.

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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.
 

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.  

Adapted from David Peace’s acclaimed 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. 

 

Captioning Information

The Difference Engine enables deaf audiences to receive captions on their own mobile device and is available for all performances of The Damned United. If you use captioning, you will need to download The Difference Engine app on your smartphone or device. When you arrive at the theatre you will be able to connect to the Difference Engine Network.

All performances of this production will be with a socially distanced audience.

Cast & Credits

Written by Anders Lustgarten / adapted from the novel by David Peace / Director Rod Dixon / Designer Signe Beckmann /

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Date/Time
 
Booking
Date
Time
Price
Accessibilty
Booking
Thu 10 Jun 21
07:45 PM
£19.00-£0.00*
Captioned Performance
Fri 11 Jun 21
07:45 PM
£19.00-£0.00*
Captioned Performance
Captioned Performance

Open captioning allows theatre goers with varying degrees of hearing to view the full text as it is spoken or sung, including sound effects and off stage noises. These appear on a scrolling screen, positioned on or at the side of the stage.

British Sign Language Interpreted

A signed performance is the usual full production using either the creative use of sign integrated into the performance or a British Sign Language Interpreter on stage interpreting the show for D/deaf attendees.

Audio Described

Audio Described performances are designed to improve the experience of visually impaired and blind attendees. As well as listening to the dialogue on stage the customer can wear a headset and listen to a live description of the action on stage.

Relaxed Performance

A relaxed performance is a specially selected show from our programme, with slight adaptations to make it suitable for an audience of young people or adults with learning disabilities. This may include extra lighting, additional wheelchair spaces and the freedom to move to alternative seating if required.

Dementia-Friendly Performance

Dementia friendly performances are for all audiences. The theatre experience is enhanced for people living with dementia and their supporters, with adaptations to front of house service, the show and pre-show information packs. Additional dementia-aware staff, quiet spaces, clear signage and visual markers, sound and lighting adjustments and flexible seating options all help to create a supportive, shared experience.

Sing Along

Singalong with the cast in this exclusive performance. Join in as loud as you like, fancy dress is optional but highly recommended.

Post Show Discussion

Parent & Baby Performance

A Parent and Baby performance enables parents to attend the theatre with their baby (under 12 months). We make small adaptations to the lighting and sound effects, including keeping the auditorium lights slightly raised. The seating is unallocated and there is a relaxed attitude to noise.

Socially Distanced Performance

A guaranteed socially distanced performance provides seating with additional space between bubbles to allow appropriate social distancing.

Booking Fees:

*A transaction fee of £2.50 will be applied to all phone and internet bookings.

Key:

  • Captioned - Captioned
  • Signed - Signed
  • Audio Description - Audio Description
  • Relaxed Performance - Relaxed Performance
  • Dementia Friendly Performance - Dementia Friendly Performance
  • Post Show Discussion - Post Show Discussion
  • Sing Along - Sing Along
  • Parent & Baby Performance - Parent & Baby Performance
  • Socially Distanced Performance - Socially Distanced Performance
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