Disagreement on indifference and habit, tradition and inequality. Osborne finds the medicine for this stagnation in manipulation of feelings, constant change of moods and brutal honesty. Jimmy, disillusioned by the structures of working-class life, constantly insults his beloved but upper-class wife Alison. He balances on the verge of passion and hatred that keeps everyone alive but destroys him and everyone around.
Intimate revival of a landmark play