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Look Back In Anger (Lincoln Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

This production is enjoyable enough, but it falls some way short of capturing the subtlety of John Osborne’s admittedly tricky script. All four actors gave spirited performances, to a mostly empty room, and should be commended for their effort and enthusiasm. This uncomfortable tale of sexual politics in a twisted marriage relies heavily on the complexity of the character Jimmy; he should be impossible to pin down: mercurial, menacing and mesmerising in equal parts. Sadly, this Jimmy just didn’t have that spark and the production itself lacked a little bite. Overall, the performance felt workmanlike, as though they knew the words, and could go through the motions to deliver a relatively convincing facsimile, without ever really understanding their characters.

C too, until 26 Aug (not 13), 12.50pm.
tw rating 3/5 [Andrew Leask]