22 July - 3 August 2013

Look Back in Anger

  • Written by
    John Osborne
  • Directed by
    Neil McCurley & Timothy James

“ Truly compelling ”

Reading Post

“ Outstanding. ”

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  • Written by John Osborne
  • Directed by Neil McCurley & Timothy James

Described as ‘a landmark of British Theatre’, John Osborne’s infamous play catapulted Jimmy Porter, the first Angry Young Man, onto the stage. A vicious indictment of middle-class mediocrity, Look Back in Anger is an enthralling and disturbing work by a master British playwright.

One of England’s first great anti-heroes, Jimmy Porter was meant for a different time. A better time. He spends his days ranting about the establishment, making all those who come close to him regret doing so. His wife Alison can’t broach the chasm between them, and his loyal friend Cliff is a hopeless bystander in their tumultuous relationship. When Alison’s friend Helena thrusts herself on the scene, the scales begin to tip. Something has to give, but it won’t be Jimmy…

Cast

Jack Wharrier headshot

Jack
Wharrier

as Jimmy Porter

Harriett Hare headshot

Harriett
Hare

as Alison Porter

Rick Romero profile shot

Rick
Romero

as Cliff Lewis

Kate Tydman headshot

Kate
Tydman

as Helena Charles

Creative

Neil
McCurley

Director

Timothy
James

Director

Russell
Pearn

Lighting and Sound Design

Victoria
Spearing

Set Design

Location

Reading Studio of Dramatic Art, Reading College, Kings Road, Reading RG1 4HJ

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