|Sat 9 Sep||19:00||Book||(Main Auditorium 2017)|
This new staging at the National Theatre of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, 'Angels in America, is receiving rave reviews from the national press.
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (‘Silence’, ‘Hacksaw Ridge’) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (‘People’, ‘Places and Things’), Nathan Lane (‘The Producers’), James McArdle (‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’) and Russell Tovey (‘The Pass’). Directed by Olivier and Tony award winner Marianne Elliott (‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ and ‘War Horse’). Recorded Live 14 & 21 July.
Please keep in mind that this is a two-Part Event.
You will need to book for both parts to see the full production
Part One: Millennium Approaches
210m approx including two 15min intervals
Sat 2 Sep 19:00 (Recorded Live)
Part Two: Perestroika
240m approx including two 15min intervals
Sat 9 Sep19:00 (Recorded Live)
Press comments from a 25th anniversary restaging of both plays last year: "Kushner’s complex and layered treatise on the AIDS crisis of the 1980s still resonates. What might be surprising though is the play’s resonance doesn’t come from its historical view into the ravages of AIDS. Rather, its biggest strengths today are in its unflinching views on politics, greed, and religion. With it comes an unexpected mix of optimism and longing that feels very much like today’s world. More than a history lesson though, or even as we pry the relevance to suit 2016, first and foremost, Angels in America is a brilliantly written play."
Tickets £17.50 for each part (Friends/Students £15)