Look Back In Anger

By John Osborne

Synopsis:

I learnt at an early age what it was to be angry. And I can never forget it.’ (Act I)

Jimmy Porter is angry; angry with life, angry with his friends, angry with his wife and angry with the world. Indulged, talented, intelligent and loved Jimmy is none the less dissatisfied and frustrated. As he lashes out in a kaleidoscopic two hours of theatre audiences are appalled and dazzled in equal measure by his mercurial character.

In Look Back in Anger Osborne presents post-war youth as it really is to have done this at all would be a signal achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle... I doubt if I could love anyone who did not wish to see ‘Look Back in Anger' (Kenneth, Observer, May 1956)

Don’t miss this chance to see the play that broke the theatrical mould last century and from so which so many favourite playwrights have since drawn their inspiration.

Look Back In Anger
This show was performed at The Mission Theatre, Bath in January 2018.

Director/s | Cast:

Ann Ellison

Ann Ellison

Director

Lydia Cook

Lydia Cook

Helena Charles

David Holt

David Holt

Colonel Redfern

Jon Yardley

Jon Yardley

Cliff Lewis

Richard Matthews

Richard Matthews

Jimmy Porter

Hannah Smyth

Hannah Smyth

Alison Porter

Review/s of Look Back In Anger:

Review 1: 'It's a tour de force for the Next Stage Team...'

Look Back in Anger by John Osborne Next Stage Theatre Company The Mission Theatre Tuesday 16th - Saturday 20th January 7.30pm Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 20th January Was this the most iconic play of the 20th century? It’s certainly up there, signalling the demise of drawing room drama and Received Pronunciation, giving way to the advent of social realism and the regional dialects to go with it. And…click here to read the whole review.

By Philip Horton

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