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Blue Plaque for Hammersmith home of playwright John Osborne



ook Back in Anger playwright John Osborne has been remembered with a blue plaque at his west London home 65 years after the play was first carried out.

The English Heritage plaque was put up at 53 Caithness Road in Hammersmith the place he was residing when the play modified each his life and post-war British theatre.


Paying tribute, fellow playwright David Hare mentioned: “John Osborne had probably the most sensational London debut of any playwright within the English language within the Twentieth century. It was John’s brilliance and originality which led so many to assist relocate the theatre on the centre of Britain’s cultural and mental life. Everyone who adopted owes him a debt.”

Born in London, Osborne labored in theatre as a stage supervisor and actor earlier than writing the play that made his identify as one of the main “indignant younger males” of the interval.

It received him an Evening Standard theatre award as most promising younger playwright and he loved additional success with The Entertainer which was made into a movie starring Laurence Olivier.

Blue Plaque to John Osborne at 53 Caithness Road, London.

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Novelist Alan Hollinghurst, who sits on the English Heritage Blue Plaques Panel, mentioned: “John Osborne reinvigorated British theatre within the mid-Twentieth century. Challenging and questioning the established order, his sensible performs attracted new audiences and impressed an entire new era of screenwriters and playwrights. We are delighted to recognise the Hammersmith home the place he lived across the time of writing the play that made him well-known.”

Osborne returned to the characters of his debut with 1992’s Deja Vu which was carried out within the West End two years earlier than his loss of life in 1994.