The Devil Inside Him
From: Tuesday, 1st May 2012
To: Saturday, 26 May 2012
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The Devil Inside Him is the story of Huw Prosser, a plain-speaking young poet growing up in a deeply conservative Welsh village. The play is set in a boarding house in that village, and sits somewhere between the world of 1950s melodrama and the ground-breaking ‘angry young man’ writing for which Osborne became famous.
4 May 2012
This highly charged, atmospheric production directed by Hannah Joss is powerful, passionate and provocative. It reveals the roots of the angry young John Osborne to emerge in 1956 through Look Back in Anger's Jimmy Porter.
This lost play was written in 1950 when Osborne was just 20 and with the help of his then girlfriend Stella Linden. The play reflects the social changes taking place as Britain enters a new era of equality, casting off Victorian values and shattering the axiom that "children should be seen and not heard".
Set in a boarding house somewhere in the Welsh hills, The Devil Inside Him depicts a background familiar to a young rep actor on tour . The play’s traditional three act format with cliff-hanger endings would have been equally familiar to theatregoers of the time as would the fairly stock characters such as the talkative charlady Mrs Evans and the local lass who serves at table.
But the Prossers ar...
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Jessica Séchet - 20 May 2012:
Completely agree- rare quality on the fringe and heightened by the intimate nature of the space...