The National Theatre’s adaptation of Tony Kushner’s Angels In America opens next week and is set to be one of the most talked-about productions in the capital. Staring Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane and James McArdle, the two-part play focuses on a gay couple living in 80s New York in the midst of the AIDs epidemic.
The play is known for it’s complex, often metaphorical story and intersecting character arcs. Split into two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, each part lasting roughly three and a half hours, Angels In America has picked up critical acclaim since its first production in 1990. The National Theatre’s production will include both ‘one play’ days, where only one part of the play will be performed and ‘two play’ days, where both parts will be performed on the same day. Due to high demand tickets are only available via a series of ballots