Celtic Lion Productions presents a revival of John Osborne's searing portrayal of the savagery of the human heart. More…
From the show:
"Look Back in Anger" revolves around volatile malcontent Jimmy Porter, his long-suffering wife Alison, and the best friend who bears quiet witness to their tumultuous, deteriorating marriage. When one of Alison's friends comes to stay with them, the four fight each other, fall in and out of love, and release their pent-up rage towards the outside world. It is a searing look at class, sex, politics and the angry, alienated youth living on the margins.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
See it if You don’t mind seeing mainly bad actors and a director who chat the ending when the original was better.
Don't see it if You would be better off doing something else.
See it if you want to see a bleak show about an angry and cruel man and those who tolerate, care about, argue with, and/or complain about him.
Don't see it if you want a light-hearted show and/or one driven by action. This show has some powerful moments, but it also drags in parts.
See it if Like the J.Osborn and want to see revival of his novel from 1950. Support cast or live nearby.
Don't see it if You do not need all that drama! Good people who have to deal with one person's anxiety, selfishness and hate are too scary to stop him
Also Find something better to do, honestly. Actors are good but play is not
See it if you like "realistic" plays and characters who rage against the world around them including the people in the room.
Don't see it if you mind spending time with intensely dislikable characters who are treated as sympathetic. Mind bad men being portrayed as irresistible.
See it if Game cast needs stage combat training after delivering the most silent slap in stage history. Otherwise, a commendable job in a lil space.
Don't see it if Don't see if you're a feminist & despise women living with a anti-equality guy. Also if the title leads U to imagining violence onstage, not
See it if U enjoy intense family dramas with very good actors.
Don't see it if U feel uncomfortable with men being belittling to others in a angry voice or prefer musicals. I’m not sure why this play con’ts to be redone
See it if It's a classic for a reason. The cast are uniformly good, the writing is top-notch, and the staging is decent.
Don't see it if There's some cursing and infidelity, and it's not exactly a HAPPY play, but it's worth the seeing.
See it if You want to see an iconic play about a cynical, depressing, relatively short-lived period of English social history of the 70s and 80s.
Don't see it if Coulda been even more depressing if it were intelligible. Some good performances in Act 1, but everything fell apart in Act 2. Everything.
See it if into a resonant production of a rarely-seen classic; want to understand how old interpretations were more about their time than the play
Don't see it if uninterested in the context in which this play resonates
See it if A masterpiece of English theater as"the first totally original play of a new generation"(TheGlobe) Theatrical explorations on loneliness,*
Don't see it if A typical"Kitchen Sink drama" is not really your cup of tea.If u don't like Osborne's play,then you should not go,but u will miss a classic.
See it if you want to see a rare revival of an important play. But there is a reason it isnt done often - future writers improved upon it.
Don't see it if you dont like soapy, angsty drama. This is also a scrappy, bare bones production.
See it if Revival of a play which was groundbreaking in its day but now seems dated. The original angry young man that may still be relevant.
Don't see it if you don't want to spend time with very unlikable people.
Also uneven acting and poor direction doom the play
See it if you want a well-done production of a dense, intense play that may leave you a bit confused as to its overall purpose.
Don't see it if you need to be able to make out all the lines; you want perfect timing (lines were a little bit rapid fire at times, need more silence)
See it if If you are interested in a rough around the edges revival of JOsborne play in small theater.
Don't see it if You don’t like intense character driven dramas. Uneven acting, dragged at times. Some overacting. Ending made no sense.
See it if you like plays about unhealthy relationships, male angst and inability to cope with trauma and grief in a time of high general anxiety.
Don't see it if you don't care for plays about toxic relationships between men and women as well as female relationships that covet the dysfunction you have