Look Back In Anger

Look Back in Anger

By John Osborne

Runs until Saturday 24th March

John Osborne’s groundbreaking play, Look Back in Anger focuses on the life and marital struggles of Jimmy Porter, an intelligent, rebellious young man and his upper-middle class wife, Alison. Tackling themes of sex, class, religion, politics, the media, and the sense of a country stifled by an official establishment culture, Look Back in Anger is widely considered to have changed the course of English drama in the 1950’s. Award-winning director, Annabelle Comyn, takes a fresh look at this world-renowned, blistering play, at a time when class and gender politics are once again to the fore.

We are pleased to announce a Sign Language Interpreted Performance (SLIP) on Thursday, 22nd March at 7.30pm, and a Captioned performance*on Saturday 24th March at 2.30pm. Contact Box Office at boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie for more information.

*Supported by Arts & Disability Ireland

Cast & Crew

Cast Includes: Lloyd Cooney, Clare Dunne, Vanessa Emme & Ian Toner

  • Director:
    Annabelle Comyn
  • Set Designer:
    Paul O’Mahony
  • Costume Designer:
    Sarah Bacon
  • Lighting Designer:
    Chahine Yavroyan
  • Sound Designer:
    Tom Lane
  • Assistant Director:
    Jack Reardon

Dates & Tickets

We ask that patrons with mobility issues please book directly through our Box Office on 01 874 4045.

Age guidance: 14+.
Previews: from Thurs 1st Feb, 2018
Opening Night: Wed 7th Feb, 2018
Saturday Matinees: 2.30pm
Shows: Mon to Sat – 7.30pm

Tickets: €25 – €38

Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes incl. interval


‘[Jimmy] is a terrific character, full of destructiveness, and … magnificently played by Toner. All the other performances are superbly well judged.’ – Irish Independent

‘The angry young man, the production makes abundantly clear, has had his day.’– Irish Times

‘This is Look Back in Anger as you’ve previously never seen it, but it is one you shouldn’t miss.’ – Reviews Hub

“Inventive and unique” – NoMoreWorkhorse


“Osborne didn’t contribute to English theatre… he set off a landmine called Look Back in Anger and blew most of it up.”

Alan Sillitoe

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