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Look Back in Anger

The Mission Theatre
32 Corn Street
Look Back in Anger


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Concession£10.50 per ticket
Adult£12.50 per ticket

Next Stage Box Office 01225 428600 online email or Bath Box Office 01225 463362 online For an extra £1, reserve your seat: call 01225 428600


Next Stage Theatre Company presents

Look Back in Anger

by John Osborne

‘I learnt at an early age what it was to be angry. And I can never forget it.’ (Act I)

Jimmy Porter is angry; angry with life, angry with his friends, angry with his wife and angry with the world. Indulged, talented, intelligent and loved Jimmy is none the less dissatisfied and frustrated. As he lashes out in a kaleidoscopic two hours of theatre, audiences are appalled and dazzled in equal measure by his mercurial character.

The play was initially hailed as a vital social document. It says a lot about the class-ridden culture of mid-50s Britain and paints a still-resonant picture of a younger generation educated, but with nowhere to go. However, what keeps the play alive is its searing portrait of a failing marriage Jimmy Porter, thrashing around to find his place in the world and provoke his wife, uses words as his weapon: his spouse, Alison, is in no way a pliant punch bag but counters with an angry silence.Osborne’s drama about the tempestuous romance between the working-class Jimmy and the genteel Alison caused a sensation when it made its debut at the Royal Court Theatre in 1956.

‘In Look Back in Anger Osborne presents post-war youth as it really is. To have done this at all would be a signal achievement; to have done it in a first play is a minor miracle... I doubt if I could love anyone who did not wish to see Look Back in Anger, it is the best young play of its decade. (Kenneth Tynan, Observer, May 1956)

A rare chance to see the play that broke the theatrical mould last century and from which so many favourite playwrights have since drawn their inspiration. A strong Next Stage cast, directed by Ann Ellison, presents this 20th Century classic in-the-round at The Mission Theatre.


Event Facilities

  • Booking Advised

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Event
  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Parking (charge) - The Avon Street multi-storey car park is opposite our entrance.

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

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Tel: 01225 428600

Opening Times

Opening (16 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018)
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