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De John Osborne

Résumé: Jimmy Porter, a university-educated sweet-stall owner, and his middle-class wife Alison, are holed up in a dingy bedsit with their friend Cliff. The strains on their marriage reach crisis point with the arrival of Alison's friend Helena in their self-styled 'nut-house'..

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Lyttelton Theatre
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre : 51 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 15 juillet 1999
Dernière : samedi 18 septembre 1999
Mise en scène : Gregory Hersov
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Emma Fielding (Alison), Wiliam Gaunt (Colonel Redfern), Jason Huges (Cliff), Michael Sheen (Jimmy Porter), Matilda Ziegler (Helena)
Presse : THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Look forward in pleasure as Osborne's angry hero is redeemed." DOMINIC CAVENDISH of TIME OUT says, "Michael Sheen gives us a Jimmy Porter who is fearsomely alive.." The headline in THE TIMES by BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE says, "Portrait in the attic is still a treasure." THE DAILY EXPRESS says, "The great achievement of Gregory Hersov's production is that it shows us Osborne's fabulous rant is still very much a going concern." THE DAILY MAIL says, "Sheen is simply exhilarating." THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "In the theatre - certainly at the National Theatre, where it is now excellently revived - you see simply how brilliantly Osborne knew how to write a play." THE GUARDIAN says, "It is a good play precisely because Jimmy and Alison are well-matched opponents in the endless class war." THE INDEPENDENT says, "All in all, this perfectly paced production is nothing short of a revelation." However, David Blewitt of THE STAGE says, "It has become a period piece". And goes on to say, "The feel of the time is missing."