Look Back in Anger

Drama - Original

Lyceum Theatre (October 01, 1957 - March 15, 1958)
John Golden Theatre (March 17, 1958 - September 20, 1958)
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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: October 1, 1957
  • Closing Date: September 20, 1958
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 407

Playwright: John Osborne


A discontented working-class Englishman rails against the upper-middle-class wife he lives with in a cramped flat, and he eventually begins an affair with her equally haughty best friend.


Opening Night Cast

Alan Bates Cliff Lewis
Vivienne Drummond Helena Charles
Kenneth Haigh Jimmy Porter
Jack Livesey Colonel Redfern
Mary Ure Alison Porter
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Opening Night Production Credits

  John Osborne Writer
  Tom Eastwood Music for songs by
  Tony Richardson Director
  Alan Tagg Scenic Design
  Motley Costume Design
  Howard Bay Setting, Lighting and Costumes Supervisor
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1957 - 1958

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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Best Foreign Play John Osborne Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Actress in a Play Mary Ure Nominee
1958 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Motley Nominee
1958 Play   Nominee
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