Look back in anger

–  by John Osborne

 

John Osborne’s 1956 play Look Back in Anger is now seen as the decisive starting point of modern British theatre. He inspired Arnold Wesker, Harold Pinter, Ann Jellicoe and Edward Bond to name but a few. We are delighted to bring this classic piece of theatre to Copenhagen.

In the play Jimmy Porter looks back because he has so little incentive to look ahead. Words pour out of him, a flood of satire and invective. They are often cruel, but also vibrant.  In Jimmy Porter’s boiling resentment at not being able to find himself in his own generation, he makes life impossible for those he most cherishes.

England has never been the country many people imagine it to be, as it might have been in some distant past. The English conspire to exploit others and always have done. When the ruling classes bugger things up so obviously as they are doing so now we romanticize about our history and our heritage. In fact, by looking back in anger.

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SCRIPT John Osborne
DIRECTOR Helen Parry
CAST Ian Burns, Søren Høyen, Alex Jespersen, Helle Kristiansen & Peter Vinding

Plays at Krudttønden
Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh Ø

Oct. 23 – Nov. 23 2019
Mon – Fri 8pm
Sat. 5pm

Tickets: Teaterbilletter.dk / 7020 2096

Education material juni 2019

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Skotsk fødte Ian Burns er med sit teater, That Theatre Company, for mange, blevet synonom med engelsksproget teater i Danmark – og mange er ham taknemmelige for det. Hør ham selv fortælle historien i videoen. Ian er valgt af og i selskab med Christiane Bjørg Nielsen her i Actors1by1 stafetten, afsnit 29. Hør interviewet her

Listen to Ian Burns telling his story and how That Theatre Company started

 


Feb. / March 2010

The Visit

Based on an extraordinary true story

 

The year is 1857. The great Charles Dickens had invited the equally great Hans Christian Andersen to come and stay with him ten years previously.
Andersen, known for his spontaneity, suddenly turned up on his doorstep almost without warning and a very poor grasp of the English language. This sets the stage for a whole string of monumental gaffs, misunderstandings and odd adventures. The man who came to visit for a few days finally left for Denmark after six weeks leaving in his wake a family divided and nervous
breakdowns on both sides. Andersen coined the phrase ’To travel is to live.’ Dickens might have been inspired by his visit to write his famous line ’It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’.

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SCRIPT Barry Mckenna
DIRECTOR Barry Mckenna
CAST Ian Burns, Peter Holst-Beck & Andrew Jeffers

Plays at Krudttønden
Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh Ø

Feb. 19 – March 21 2020
Mon – Fri 8pm
Sat. 5pm

Tickets: Teaterbilletter.dk / 7020 2096

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