The cast of the National Theatre’s 2017 revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark work Angels in America includes Stuart Angell, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins.
The production will be directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, Husbands & Sons) and designed by Ian MacNeil, with costume by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Paule Constable, choreography by Robby Graham, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Ian Dickinson, puppetry co-designer and director Finn Caldwell, with puppetry co-designer Nick Barnes, illusions by Chris Fisher and aerial direction by Gwen Hales.
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.
Millennium Approaches, the first of the two plays which form Angels in America, received its British premiere directed by Declan Donnellan’s at the NT’s Cottesloe Theatre in 1992, and was joined by Perestroika in a double-bill the following year. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the shows.
Director Marianne Elliott said: “Such plays come along possibly once, or twice, in a lifetime…if you’re lucky. The show is current and inspiring. It stretches your mind and your soul, and should change you irrevocably. I think, to anyone who sees the play, as to me who is currently living with it, it feels like it is OUR story. Politically, but also personally. I think you can’t help connect with it, whoever you are. Tony Kushner is the Shakespeare of our day.”
Public booking for Angels in America will open at 8.30am on Friday 20th January 2017.
Angels in America will be broadcast by NT Live from the National to cinemas around the UK and internationally. Dates and venues to be announced. For more information, please visit the Angels in America show page.
Press Day: Thursday 4 May 2017 – further details will be confirmed in January.
Angels in America
Part One: Millennium Approaches & Part Two: Perestroika
by Tony Kushner
From 11 April
Running Time: Each Part is 3 hours and 30 mins approx, with one interval in each part