Jimmy Porter barely ekes out a living running a candy stall by day and playing jazz trumpet by night. Although he usually takes his frustrations out on his emotionless wife, Jimmy’s scathing tongue and self-loathing seems destined to destroy everything. Set in the UK at the dawn of the 60’s social unrest, John Osborne’s savage morality tale spawned the phrase “angry young man.”
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Steven Brand as Cliff
Moira Quirk as Alison
Simon Templeman as Jimmy
James Warwick as Colonel Redhorn
Joanne Whalley as Helena
Original music performed by Elliott Caine on the trumpet.
Includes an interview with Dan Rebellato, author of 1956 and All That: The Making of Modern British Drama.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in March of 2012.