We’re going black-and-white gritty for John Osborne’s 1956 “kitchen-sink” classic Look Back in Anger. What has Big Boots Theatre’s new young cast been up to in rehearsals? Have a look at our behind-the-scenes photo gallery – and then get booking!
Look Back in Anger runs at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London for a strictly limited season from 25 February to 14 March 2020, with a press night on 27 February.
Original “angry young man”, Jimmy Porter, disillusioned by the structures of working-class life, constantly insults his beloved but upper-class wife Alison. He balances on the verge of passion and hatred that keeps everyone alive but destroys him and everyone around.
Premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1956, Look Back in Anger was the breakthrough and best-known work by British playwright John Osborne. A press release for the play coined “angry young man” to refer to Porter, a term which also became synonymous with its author and other Royal Court playwrights of his generation whose realist, “kitchen sink” dramas broke markedly from the period’s escapist entertainment and previous theatrical conventions.
James D Fawcett stars as Jimmy Porter, alongside Rowan Douglas as his long-suffering wife Alison, Aaron Bennett as amiable Welsh lodger Cliff and Holly Hinton as Alison’s friend Helena. What has Big Boots Theatre director Sebastian Palka been doing with his cast in rehearsals? Photography by Nicolas Chinardet.
Look Back in Anger runs from 25 February to 14 March 2020 at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Rd, Prince’s, London SE11 4DJ, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are priced £13-16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!