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The Damed United – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Anders Lustgarten (adapted from David Peace book) Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Joan Phillips If you are a certain age and if ‘the beautiful game’ is, as Bill Shankly put it, ‘more important than life or death’ then this is a play for you. Based on David Peace’s eponymous novel, The Damned United is the story of Brian Clough’s doomed ...

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The Damned United – Grove Hall, South Kirkby

Writer: Anders Lustgarten Adapted from the novel by: David Peace Director: Rod Dixon Set and Projections: Nina Dunn Reviewer: Ron Simpson The Damned United has practically gained the status of folklore, especially in West Yorkshire. Initially, David Peace’s book made an impact as a powerful, imaginative, occasionally poetic insight into what made Brian Clough the flawed genius he was and ...

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The Damned United – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Poster image for The Damned United

Writer: David Peace Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Rich Jevons Red Ladder’s take on David Peace’s seminal The Damned United, already made into a successful film, is less biopic than the movie, but rather explores the mindset of Brian Clough during his 44-day reign at Leeds United. Director Rod Dixon sees Clough as become a Greek or Shakespearean hero replete with ...

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