This version of Look Back in Anger is from 30 odd years later and was mounted by Renaissance Theatre, then a relatively new company formed by a young Kenneth Branagh. The play was directed by Judi Dench, his is a made for television re-creation from 1989.
We are living, I have frequently been told, through weird times. Maybe. But do weird times necessarily require weird art? Do bad times provoke bad art?
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!
Following a journey that began in 2018, story of life-altering change following a heart transplant, Lovesick, runs at the White Bear Theatre later this month. Time to book your tickets.
Big Boots Theatre’s revival of John Osborne’s 1956 “kitchen-sink” classic Look Back in Anger is now open at London’s White Bear, where it’s running until 14 March 2020. How is today’s rage captured by the young cast? Check out our production shots gallery – and then get booking!
Jimmy Porter is the Heathcliff of kitchen sink drama. Dark, sexy, harsh, demanding, cruel; his vicious turns of phrase delivered in poetic flourishes, excite and repel in equal measure.
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.