The Dammed United production at the Derby Theatre on Thursday evening 7th April told the story of Brian’s Clough’s journey from his beloved Derby County to the team he hated the most.
The performance commenced with various background films of the Christmas when Brian Clough’s knee injury finished his prolific goal scoring career at both Middlesborough and Sunderland and the image of Don Revie.
The performance was just like a game of football of 90 minutes, with fast moving took off for them and the City of Derby.
The audience witnessed some emotional times and many highs which contained some light-hearted moments which again brought them close to the characters. Throughout the performance there was some powerful and strong language but it did not detract from the epic story of the genius of Clough and Taylor.
Brian Clough was performed by Andrew Lancel and Peter Taylor by Tony Bell and you could almost believe that Clough and Taylor were back in Derby where it really all started
The performance switched throughout from their early days at Hartlepool and on to Derby and Brian’s 44 days at Leeds United where Don Revie had left an ageing team, with many out of contract, who had just won the 1st Division Championship.
Other characters in the performance were Sam Longston, Manny Cousins, Jack Kirkland and Duncan McKenzie.
The production is by the Red Ladder Theatre Company and will be at the Derby Theatre until Saturday 16th April. It is a fictional adaptation of David Peace’s exploration of Brian’s 44 days as manager of Leeds United. But rest assured all you Derby County supporters that you will be taken back to those glory days when Derby County ruled the football world with fast, skilful football played in the right spirit by a team put together by Clough and Taylor.