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Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
BUY TICKETS 7pm Thursday 27 July
PLAY broadcast LIVE from the National Theatre
The second part of the new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, set in 1980s New York during the AIDS crisis and the conservative Reagan administration and starring Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey.
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 (Being Human, The History Boys). This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).
Tony Kushner’s intellectually dazzling, quirky, often downright bizarre Nineties two-part epic … The performances and the plays themselves, however, absolutely fly. Angels will serve as a fascinating (if leftist-slanted) history lesson for the younger generation … the core themes, about the price paid for denial, and the cost of change and acceptance, the end-times sense of foreboding many feel about the state of the planet too, still pulse with urgency; the emotions sear afresh … You could get to New York in the time it takes to watch this. Thus triumphantly served, though, it’s near on eight hours thoroughly and memorably well spent. Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph
Tickets: Full £19 Adult concessions £17 18 & under £10
Running time: 4 hrs (approx) (including one interval)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: Treat as 15 certificate. Click here for more information.