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The Damned United – Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol

Writer: Anders Lustgarten Director: Rod Dixon Set & projection design: Tim Skelly Reviewer: Julia Beasley In 1974, Don Revie replaced Alf Ramsey as manager of the England football team.  The job that Revie vacated – manager of Leeds United – was then filled by Brian Clough from Derby County. Clough was talented, charismatic and outspoken.  But his appointment at Leeds ...

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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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Promised Land – The Carriageworks, Leeds

Writer: Anthony Clavane and Nick Stimson Director: Rod Dixon Reviewer: Tony Oliver [Rating: 4] Nathan (Paul Fox) and Caitlin (Lynsey Jones) are young idealists growing up in the same city but on opposite sides of a cultural and religious divide. Nathan is Jewish, a Leeds United fan and a dreamer, Caitlin is a musician from a Catholic family and has ...

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