This is a story of 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.
With a total running time of seven and a half hours, Angels in America is a true theatrical epic. With bursts of surrealism and outrageous grandeur, it is also illuminated by moments of tender intimacy. The writing dazzles - its sheer imaginative reach can be exhilarating and it is studded with devilish humour. It seems pointedly topical in its scrutiny of intolerance, immigration, religious values and national ideals.
This production contains adult themes and strong language.
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 is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).
A NT Live broadcast from the National Theatre, London. This production contains adult themes and strong language.
Part One, Millennium Approaches, presents half of the story and you won’t get the full experience without seeing how it ends. Part Two, Perestroika, picks up the story and characters may be hard to follow without having seen Part One, however, immediately prior to Part Two we will show a short catch-up film to remind us of the essential action in Part One.