Look Back In Anger
Closed 2h 20m
Look Back In Anger
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Look Back In Anger NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(38 Reviews)
Positive
60%
Mixed
32%
Negative
8%
Members say
Dated, Ambitious, Intense, Great acting, Great writing

About the Show

Celtic Lion Productions presents a revival of John Osborne's searing portrayal of the savagery of the human heart.

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Member Reviews (38)

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764 Reviews | 212 Followers
73
Turbulent, Ambitious, Edgy, Great writing, Intense

See it if you want to sink into the anger of 1950's British youth with all its harsh, loud language and treatment of others in a bleak seen future.

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with shouting, door slamming and mistreatment of others. This is not a joyful or happy ending play.

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506 Reviews | 1001 Followers
85
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Edgy, Absorbing

See it if Nice updated version of an epic play Still resonates. Osborne was ahead of his time. Nice acting by entire cast. Space at Gene Frankel great

Don't see it if No happy moments, Theater had rest room problems. Play ran 1/2 hour over projected length

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
23
Slow, Excruciating, Dated, Confusing

See it if You enjoy 1 dimensional overacting.And bloopers: almost knocking over ironing board. And picking up cup to smash since didn't smash 1st time

Don't see it if You want a professional well acted production. Lead guy kept garbling lines unintelligibly.

419 Reviews | 99 Followers
64
When i feel unrelievedly bombarded with angry words-i want there o be a point or lesson learned

See it if You like this playwright. You want to support this theater.

Don't see it if You want symmetry among the players. You want to smile. You want a big production. Read more

295 Reviews | 123 Followers
71
Intense, Profound, Edgy, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if you're a fan of Osborne's writing and want to visit (or revisit) the world of the angry young men of British drama.

Don't see it if you have little tolerance for yelling and mild violence. The volatile relationships are intense and rapidly change from moment to moment. Read more

302 Reviews | 96 Followers
68
Dated, Rambling angry monologues, Overrated, Banal

See it if you enjoy the playwright's work. Story is basically main guy's angry rambling on and on.

Don't see it if You want a story with a plot. All the rambling on and on leaves you wandering what's the point. Very dated.

280 Reviews | 45 Followers
61
Intense, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You're looking to do a comparison to the 2012 production or even the 1959 movie. This production pales in comparison to either.

Don't see it if You're looking for a polished production

275 Reviews | 62 Followers
73
Hard to understand, misplaced accent, Inappropriate change to script, Uneven acting, Dated, Ambitious

See it if you'd enjoy the revival of a play which was groundbreaking in its day & are familiar with the script;enjoy revivals;don't mind uneven acting

Don't see it if you have trouble understanding accents; expect to see the ending the playwright wrote rather than one that changes the play's meaning. Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
February 18th, 2020

"In this production, though, Alison seems to have a reserve of strength at her core. We identify with her in her struggle to cope with the insufferable verbal abuse she takes from Jimmy (Ryan Welsh). As the action proceeds, she seems to emerge as the play's central character."
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