Queers Part 2 The Old Vic Theatre 31 July 2017 Four stars In the first set of monologues curated by Mark Gatiss under the banner of Queers at the Old Vic, we were given insights into the gay lives of three men and a woman over the past century as they sought happiness against the odds. In the second set, we go down the pub to meet four more people who each show us other aspects of being gay over the past seven decades, with several again finding unexpected pleasures in spite of society’s disapproval and hate. In The Safest Spot in Town, Fredrick tells us how he became part of the hedonistic bohemian world of Bloomsbury and Soho before World War Two after arriving from the West Indies. Keith Jarrett’s monologue gives us a glimpse of the underground world of London where gay men could have some semblance of … Read more
Let’s be clear about this, Angels in America is not a play. It’s an event, the equivalent of box set binge viewing. This brilliantly acted production takes days to process and will stay with you…maybe until the next revival. Epic, extraordinary, breathtaking- and here’s another cliché- fight for a ticket!
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