Look Back in Anger
25 February to 14 March 2020
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm & Sunday matinee at 4pm
The White Bear Theatre
138 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4DJ
First performed in 1956, Look Back in Anger portrays four young people struggling to establish principles in a society in which politics, social and sexual attitudes seem disconcertingly unresolved and shifting values impossible to pin down, even worthless.
Jimmy, disillusioned by the strictures of working-class life, turns his existential anguish against his beloved, upper-class wife, Alison, forever tittering between love and hate. Although he thinks hatred can keep everyone alive it risks ultimately to destroys him and everyone around.
Look Back in Anger is a reaction against stagnation in everyday life; a reaction against indifference and habit, tradition and inequality. This malaise finds expression in the manipulation of feelings, constant changes of moods and brutal honesty.
Director - Sebastian Palka
Costume Designer - Radvilé Kisieliute
Lighting Designer - Jordan Rhys Moffatt
Stage Manager - Scott Willans
Production Assistant - Matthew Chamberlain
Photography and media design - Nicolas Chinardet
Trumpet - Lucy Ellis
Casting - Kris Webb
James D. Fawcett as Jimmy Porter
Rowan Douglas as Alison Porter
Aaron Bennett as Cliff Lewis
Holly Hinton as Helena Charles
Dickon Farmar as voice of Colonel Redfern