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Look Back in Anger

By John Osborne, Directed by Atri Banerjee

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Wed 18 Sep - Sat 30 Nov 2024

You see, I learnt at an early age what it was to be angry – angry and helpless. And I can never forget it.

Jimmy Porter is frustrated by his post-war life running a local stall. Embittered by the disapproval of his wife Alison’s wealthier family and a world that has shut him out, he frequently spirals into fits of rage.

One night, when Alison’s friend unexpectedly turns up at their home, this uneasy marriage descends further into freefall, with their friends left trying to keep the peace.

Former Almeida Resident Director Atri Banerjee (The Glass Menagerie; Julius Caesar) directs a new production of John Osborne’s ground-breaking, furious play which, alongside Arnold Wesker’s Roots, changed British theatre forever. Now the mirror they held up to 1950s society is angled towards 2024, with the two plays running alongside each other in repertory for 13 weeks, as part of the Almeida’s Angry and Young season.

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Introducing the play

Find out more about this ground-breaking, furious play from Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, as he introduces our Angry and Young repertory season.

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John Osborne


Atri Banerjee


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