NATIONAL THEATRE LONDON – ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 1

Rating: NR
Length: 225 mins
Cast:
Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Russell Tovey
Session Times:
Sat 9th Sep: 1:00pm  
Sun 10th Sep: 1:00pm  
Mon 11th Sep: 1:00pm  
Thu 14th Sep: 1:00pm  

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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).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

“BLOCKBUSTER THEATRE…ANDREW GARFIELD IS OUTSTANDING” VARIETY.

“ASTONISHING PERFORMANCES..Twenty-five years after its first production, this eight-hour fantasia is revealed as both a document of the Aids crisis and an enduringly relevant commentary on US politics” THE GUARDIAN.

“THE ENTIRE CAST IS SUPERB…The National deserves enormous credit for bringing it back to the stage with such conviction and power.” 5 STARS! WHATS ON STAGE.

“….a 25th-anniversary revival that confirms its place in the pantheon of dramas that stretch toward the heavens….. with boundless imagination and a moral rage that roam, at length and at large, where few playwrights have dared to tread. And perhaps the greatest miracle achieved by “Angels,” at least in physical terms, is that even after the seven hours of bum-numbing sitting it demands (not counting intermissions), it continues to leave its audiences not exhausted but energized — including this critic, who has seen at least four earlier versions.” NEW YORK TIMES.

“…this is a courageous revival, underpinned by piercingly authentic performances.” 5 STARS! EVENING STANDARD.

“Scene after scene unfolds with astonishing staging and acting, and the play is hugely funny…a wonderful and inspiring evening in the theatre.” 5 STARS! BRITISH THEATRE.

“A start-to-finish sensation…intellectually dazzling..” 5 STARS! THE TELEGRAPH.