Adelaide Repertory Theatre
The Arts Theatre


Written By: John Osborne
Directed By: Lesley Reed

John Osborne’s powerful and gut-wrenching 1956 play Look Back in Anger was initially seen as ground-breaking and was met with a mix of acclaim and outrage. Its multiple themes are still as relevant today.

It is the mid 1950s and highly intelligent but working class and under-employed, Jimmy Porter rages against his life in an English Midlands city. He endures a volatile, poverty-affected existence with his upper-middle class wife, Alison, in the dingy attic room of a Victorian-era boarding house. The marriage is not one of which Alison’s socially aware parents approve. Welsh friend and workmate, Cliff Lewis lives in the same boarding house and spends a lot of time with the couple. He often acts as peacemaker between them. When Alison’s sophisticated friend, Helena Charles comes to stay, she is the catalyst for explosive events and revelations that will change all their lives. But emotional dependence is a powerful force…

“Compelling…”-The Times. “Powerful theatre…”-The Independent. “You could feel the shockwaves ripple through the audience...”-What’s On Stage. “Relevant today…hurls us into a psychosocial perfect storm…”-thesidebalcony

Performance Dates:
Thu 29 Aug at 8pm
Fri 30 Aug at 8pm
Sat 31 Aug at 8pm
Wed 4 Sep at 8pm
Thu 5 Sep at 8pm
Fri 6 Sep at 8pm
Sat 7 Sep at 2pm
Sat 7 Sep at 8pm

The ARTS Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide

Ph 8212 5777

Adults $22
Concession & Students $17
Group of 10 $15
Group of 20 $12