by John Osborne
directed by Meg Nutt
Described as a ‘landmark of British Theatre’, John Osborne’s
iconic play catapulted Jimmy Porter, the first ‘Angry Young
Man’, onto the stage. A vicious indictment of middle-class
mediocrity, LOOK BACK IN ANGER is an enthralling and
disturbing work by a master British playwright.
Jimmy browbeats his flatmate, terrorises his wife and is not
above sleeping with her best friend. This working class Hamlet
is one of the most mesmerising characters ever to burst onto
the stage – he is the man you want to hate but can’t help loving
– a malevolently vital, volcanically articulate internal exile in a
dreary post-war England.
Still as shocking and relevant today as when it first premiered
in 1956, this sizzling, passionate, darkly humorous play
is a sharply funny, fiercely honest exploration of political
disillusionment and basic human yearning.
Jimmy – Ben Butler-Cole
Alison – Bridget Collins
Cliff – Mike Clarke
Helena – Emmie Rhodes
Colonel – Jonathan White
Tuesday 28th February to Saturday 4th March 2017