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Look Back in Anger

By John Osborne

Jermyn Street Theatre
16b Jermyn Street SW1
Box Office 020 7287 2875
Tube: Piccadilly Circus

will be presented at Jermyn Street Theatre from Monday 30 June until Saturday 26 July. The press performance is on Wednesday 2 July 7.00pm.

In the cast are Jimmy Akingbola (Jimmy Porter), Gary Raymond (Colonel Redfern), Simon Harrison (Cliff Lewis), Laura Dos Santos (Alison Porter), Sally Leonard (Helena Charles). It is directed by Alexander Gilmour, with design by Marialena Kapotopoulou, lighting by Matthew Eagland, and sound by Richard Hammarton. It is presented by Lone Wolf Productions.

John Osborne first gained international fame when ‘Look Back In Anger’ was presented at the Royal Court in 1956, where many of his plays were produced. ‘Look Back In Anger’ changed the course of English theatre and has become one of the most influential plays of the 20th Century. It is currently the most popular text in Eastern Europe for English studies. John Osborne received his first Evening Standard Award for ‘Look Back In Anger’. He won an Academy Award for the screenplay of ‘Tom Jones’.

Jimmy Porter and his wife Alison live in a shabby attic bedsit in the Midlands. When Helena turns up, Alison's challenging actress friend, Jimmy's anger with the world around him is about to erupt. As Alison reaches breaking point with her husband's constant attacks, she faces a decision which will change their relationship forever.

Jimmy Akingbola has been in productions at the National, with the RSC, Donmar, Traverse and at the Soho Theatre. He received a TMA Award in Kathy Burke’s production of ‘Blue/Orange’ at Sheffield Crucible. He played Winston Silcott in the BBC Award winning ‘The Winston Silcott Story’. Gary Raymond played Cliff Lewis in the 1958 film of ‘Look Back In Anger’ that also starred Richard Burton and Claire Bloom. He was John of Gaunt in Trevor Nunn’s Old Vic production of ‘Richard II’. His extensive stage career includes as Dr Otternschlag in the Michael Grandage production of ‘Grand Hotel’ at the Donmar, ‘Sunday In The Park with George’ and ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ at the National.

Earlier this year Laura dos Santos was in Willy Russell’s ‘Stags and Hens – The Remix’ at the Royal Court Liverpool. Simon Harrison has been in the RSC Company for 2 seasons. He was in Roy Williams’ ‘Days of Significance’ at Stratford and at the Tricycle and in Dominic Cooke’s production of ‘The Winter’s Tale’. Sally Leonard was nominated for the Ian Charleson Award for her role as Lipochka in ‘A Family Affair’ at the Arcola. She has just been seen as Jean Monkford in the BBC ‘Frankie Howard’ with David Walliams and Rafe Spall. Alexander Gilmour has been in ITV’s ‘Foyle’s War’ and has directed ‘The Revenger’s Tragedy’ at the Old Fire Station Oxford.

Press Night Wednesday 2 July 7.00pm
Perfs: Mon to Sat 7.30pm Sat mat 3.00pm (running time 2 hrs 30 mins)
Prices: £18.00 £15.00 concs

30 May 2008