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John Osborne - The Author of Himself

By Stephen Wakelam. One afternoon in 1955 Theatre Manager George Devine sets out in a rickety rowing boat to inspect an actor, John Osborne, living on a Thames barge who has written a play. Look Back in Anger has been returned by many theatres but Devine has seen something in it. The meeting is a pivotal moment in the course of theatrical history.

Director: David Hunter

Look Back in Anger was premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre on 8th May 1956 by the English Stage Company directed by Tony Richardson with the following cast - Kenneth Haigh, Alan Bates, Mary Ure, Helena Hughes and John Welsh. The press release referred to John Osborne as "an angry young man" - a phrase that came to represent a new movement in British Theatre.

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45 minutes

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Tue 15 Sep 2015 14:15


Role Contributor
John OsborneSamuel Barnett
George DevineJonathan Coy
Anthony CreightonHarry Livingstone
NellieJoanna Brookes
Tony RichardsonDavid Seddon
DirectorDavid Hunter
WriterStephen Wakelam

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