Just a few days left to see Big Boots Theatre’s production of John Osborne’s 1956 landmark classic Look Back in Anger, the first revival of the play in London in 12 years. Why should you rush to the White Bear Theatre to catch it this week? We’ve rounded up review highlights. Time to get booking – fast!
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 keep everyone alive but threatens to destroys them all.
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.
In Sebastian Palka‘s intimate new production for Big Boots Theatre, 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.
Great production @SebastianPalka and @BigBootsTheatre. If you’ve not been to the White Bear theatre in Kennington to see Look Back in Anger – do yourself a favour and see it. Amazing to see this iconic play today and feel the resonances. https://t.co/asnOShr6Ap
— Gregory Ussher (@drgregussher) February 28, 2020
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!