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The Saturday Play: The Royal Court at 50 -Look Back in Anger ,


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A season of six ground-breaking plays to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre begins with John Osborne s
Look Back in Anger, first staged in May 1956 when the central character, Jimmy Porter , the original incarnation of the angry young man, both shocked and charmed his audience. Singled out as the "best young play of its decade by critic Kenneth Tynan , it has claimed its place as a major turning point in British theatre. The play is set in the Midlands in the mid-1950s and charts the cruel but passionate relationship between Jimmy and his young wife Alison.
Trumpeter Colin Steele ; Producer/Director Lu Kemp See also tomorrow at 8pm and 9.30pm on Radio 3
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Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Jimmy Porter
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Unknown: Colin Steele
Director: Lu Kemp
Jimmy: Ben Whishaw
Cliff: Grant O'Rourke
Alison: Samant Ha Young
Helena: Frances Grey
Colonel Redfern: Gareth Thomas

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The Saturday Play: The Royal Court at 50 -Look Back in Anger ,

BBC Radio 4 FM, 1 April 2006 14.30

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