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Look Back in Anger

by John Osborne

The Peter Hall Company 2006

Theatre Royal, Bath, 16 August 2006

2006 sees the fiftieth anniversary of a play which changed the face of British theatre forever. John Osborne's ground-breaking Look Back in Anger brought the drama of real life to the stage for the first time and introduced the expression 'Angry Young Man' to the world. Critic Kenneth Tynan, reviewing in the Observer wrote, "I doubt if I could love anyone who did not wish to see Look Back in Anger".

This will be the only production of the play to mark this landmark anniversary.

Jimmy Porter Richard Coyle Playing the role of Jimmy Porter is one of Britain’s most charismatic young actors, Richard Coyle. Well-known to television audiences as Jeff in Coupling, DI Walters in Cracker, John Ridd in Lorna Doone and John Strange in Strange. His film credits include A Good Year and The Libertine and recent stage work includes Don Carlos at the Gielgud Theatre, After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse and Peter Gill's production of The York Realist at the Royal Court.
Rachael Stirling Rachael Stirling shot to fame in the BBC series Tipping the Velvet and recently starred on television in Hotel Babylon, The Truth and Riot at the Rite. On stage she won rave reviews for her performance in Theatre of Blood (reprising the role her mother, Diana Rigg, played in the film 32 years ago), and in Tamburlaine at Bristol Old Vic. Her films include Still Crazy, Maybe Baby and Complicity.
Mary Stockley Mary Stockley's stage work includes the West End revival of Anything Goes and playing Marilyn Monroe in last year’s production of Terry Johnson’s Insignificance. On television she has appeared in Agatha Christie’s The Body in the Library and her films include the recent Pierrepoint and V for Vendetta.
Ronald Pickup Ronald Pickup is one of our most accomplished stage actors. He was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Amy’s View. His many television appearances began with the first season of Doctor Who in 1963, and include the series Fortunes of War, Hustle and Inspector Morse. He plays Fraser in the sitcom The Worst Week of My Life.
Cliff Lewis Richard Harrington Recently watched by millions when Richard Harrington played the role of Doctor Woodcourt in the BBC’s smash hit adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, his television credits also include Jimmy McGovern's Gunpowder, Treason and Plot with Robert Carlyle and Richard Coyle; Spooks; Dalziel and Pascoe; Silent Witness; the Antonia Bird-directed dramas Care and Rehab; and briefly in Coronation Street as Owen Williams. His theatre credits include Other Hands at the Soho Theatre (alongside his Bleak House co-star Anna Maxwell Martin); Art and Guff (Soho Theatre); and Gas Station Angel (Royal Court/tour).
Director Peter Gill Peter Gill, who has had a long association with the Royal Court as well as founding Riverside Studios and the National Theatre Studio, directs.
Designer William Dudley William Dudley, who has won an astonishing seven Olivier Awards for productions with the RSC, National Theatre and in the West End, designs.
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson Lighting Designer Mark Henderson, an associate at the National Theatre, Lighting Consultant to the Almeida Theatre and winner of four Olivier Awards, completes a stellar creative team.

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