Big Boots Theatre brings John Osborne’s 1956 classic Look Back in Anger to the London fringe with a fresh young cast from 25 February. Osborne biographer Peter Whitebrook explains why the play was so disruptive in post-war Britain and why, 60 years on, it has stood the test of time. Time to get booking!
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!
John Osborne’s 1956 classic Look Back in Anger gets a rare fringe revival at the 50-seat White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London. The Big Boots Theatre Company production runs from 25 February to 14 March 2020, with a press night on 27 February. Time to get booking!
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk. One from the archives…
Classic 1953 play by the English Chekhov is fascinating, but rather dated in its values and too clumsy in its production.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
This is a sharp bit of work by Derby, marking 60 years since John Osborne’s splenetic debut blew the lid – so theatre legend insists – off a complacent postwar anyone-for-tennis world. LOOK BACK IN ANGER was condemned as “squalid” by some, but hailed by Tynan for pinpointing a depressed, anarchic, resentful class hostility of working-class youth sick of wartime deference but not yet liberated by the ‘60s. It’s especially sharp since Derby – where Osborne was working as a stroppy stage manager in a failing marriage – actually turned down the play first time round.