My 2017 Theatre Highlights – Paul T Davies

Angels in America Part 1 at the National Theatre

We asked our review team to nominate their 2017 theatre highlights. Paul T Davies nominated his favourites and a few productions for a special end of year ovation. Angels In America (National Theatre) About twenty-five years ago, I got a standing room ticket for the original National Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s epic. I stood for the whole seven and a half hour cycle, and, although I wore a younger man’s clothes then, I had to sit down afterwards not just because of the physical demands, but because of the emotional intensity. I had never seen a play like it, and it had a profound influence on me, it also became a cornerstone of my PhD. Marianne Elliot’s majestic production did what you hope every revival will do, it took every line, every scene, every act and every character anew and reinforced the play as a classic. It also had … Read more

Angels In America Announces Broadway Transfer

Angels in America Part 1 at the National Theatre

It was announced today that the National Theatre’s production of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia will transfer to Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre for a limited eighteen week engagement from February 23, 2018. Marianne Elliott’s new production opened at the National Theatre earlier this yea to rave reviews. The production is presented in two halves Part One – Millenium Approaches and Part Two – Perestroika. Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on Broadway will star two-time Tony Award-winner Nathan Lane and Academy Award nominee Andrew Garfield. The production will also feature original National Theatre cast members Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett with other casting announced shortly. When it first premiered, Angels in America won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, seven Tony Awards, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Angels in America on Broadway will be produced by Tim Levy (Director, … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Angels In America Part Two Perestroika

Angels In America Perestroika at the National Theatre

We are pleased to bring you great production images by Helen Maybanks from Tony Kushner’s epic Angels In America Part Two Perestroika which is now playing at the National Theatre. The cast of the National Theatre’s 2017 revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark work Angels in America includes Stuart Angell, Mark Arnold, Arun Blair-Mangat, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Kate Harper, John Hastings, Claire Lambert, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Mateo Oxley, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Paksie Vernon, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins. The production is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, Husbands & Sons). FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ANGELS IN AMERICA VIEW IMAGES FROM ANGELS IN AMERICA PART ONE

FIRST LOOK: Angels In America – Part One Millenium Approaches

Angels in America Part 1 at the National Theatre

We hope you enjoy these great production images of Angels In America Part One – Millennium Approaches, which is now playing at the National Theatre. The cast of the National Theatre’s 2017 revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark work Angels in America includes Stuart Angell, Mark Arnold, Arun Blair-Mangat, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Kate Harper, John Hastings, Claire Lambert, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Mateo Oxley, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Paksie Vernon, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins. Angels in America is designed by Ian MacNeil, with costume by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Paule Constable, choreography and movement by Robby Graham, music by Adrian Sutton, sound by Ian Dickinson, puppetry designers Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, puppetry director and movement Finn Caldwell, illusions by Chris Fisher, aerial direction by Gwen Hales and fight director Kate Waters. The season of Angels In America is SOLD OUT, … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield in Angels In America

Angels In America at the National Theatre

We are pleased to bring you these great rehearsal images by Helen Maybanks for the upcoming National Theatre production of Angels In America : A Gay Fantasia On National Themes being directed by Marianne Elliott. 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. The cast of the National Theatre’s 2017 revival of Tony Kushner’s landmark work Angels in America includes Stuart Angell, Mark Arnold, Arun Blair-Mangat, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Kate Harper, John Hastings, Claire Lambert, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Mateo Oxley, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Paksie Vernon, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins. The show is now sold out but there are three ways you can still get to see this landmark production. Visit the National Theatre show page to find … Read more

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