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.


SCRIPT John Osborne
CAST Ian Burns, Benjamin Stender, 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


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

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