- Venue: Courtyard Theatre
- Duration: 70 minutes
- Age Guidance: 14+
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Flashing lights and strong language throughout the production.
More Information on The Damned United
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.
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 /
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.
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- - Captioned
- - Signed
- - Audio Description
- - Relaxed Performance
- - Dementia Friendly Performance
- - Post Show Discussion
- - Sing Along
- - Parent & Baby Performance
- - Socially Distanced Performance