09 May 2006

A Tribute to Look Back in Anger
by John Osborne and others

Including contributions from:-

Ted Beaumont
Anne-Marie Duff
Paul Higgs
Joe Hill Gibbins
Damian Lewis
Helen McCrory
Emily McLaughlin
Steven Mc Nicoll
Anthony Page
Tony Palmer
Corin Redgrave
Ian Rickson
David Tennant
Ben Walden

a magnificent collaboration by all cconcerned with the Royal Court for one night only

This was a singular experience. The evening started with a recitation from David Hare of his Hay on Wye lecture/tribute to John Osborne from 2002. Ian Rickson introduced the main event and we were treated to scenes from the work and re-enactments of the conversations between the then Creative Director, George Devine, John Osborne and the man who was the first to direct the piece, Tony Richardson.

There was some lovely anecdotal stuff from Ben Walden who was John's step-son by his final marriage.

The audience was special. the production was special and the final couple of hours in the bar were alright too!