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Look Back In Anger

September 18 - November 30, 2024

John Osborne changed the face of British theatre when he wrote Look Back In Anger'

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Why See Look Back In Anger?


A Fiery Reimagining 

Sink your teeth into this ferocious, contemporary adaptation of John Osbourne's groundbreaking drama Look Back in Anger (1956) to commemorate Almeida's Angry and Young season! Look Back in Anger, a pivotal work in the British 'Angry Young Men' movement, challenges the conventional wisdom of British theatre and society in a way like before, and is directed by Atri Banerjee (The Glass Menagerie; Julius Caesar).

The Story Of Look Back In Anger 

Jimmy Porter has a long history of feeling hopelessness and rage, something he recalls clearly from as far back as he can remember. Dissatisfied with his routine life involving running a neighbourhood stand in the wake of war, Jimmy finds a grudge growing within him aimed at the wealthy family of his wife Alison, caused by a society that wants to exclude him. Tensions in their marriage rise as Jimmy loses his temper in fits of rage, and when an unannounced visit from one of Alison's friends leads to a rift, one thing becomes crystal clear: it's time for their friends to intervene.

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Opening night: 18 September 2024


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

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Writer - John Osborne 
Director - Atri Banerjee 

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