Look Back in Anger opened on 8 May 1956, the third production in the English Stage Company’s opening season at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London. The production was directed by Tony Richardson. It starred Kenneth Haigh as Jimmy Porter, with Mary Ure as his wife Alison, Alan Bates as their flatmate Cliff, Helena Charles as Helena and John Welsh as Alison’s father, the Colonel.
The play is set in the shabby attic flat of a Victorian house in an unnamed Midlands town. The images here show: Jimmy and Cliff dancing while Alison irons in Act 1, Scene 1; a typical Jimmy Porter pose; and Jimmy and Alison in the final scene of the play.