The National Theatre has confirmed further casting for Marianne Elliott’s revival of Angels in America, running at the theatre from 11 April 2017.
This 25th anniversary production of Tony Kushner’s landmark work will include in its cast: 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.
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.
As well as being directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, Husbands & Sons), the creative team for the production also includes designs by Ian MacNeil, with costume by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Paule Constable, choreography by Robby Graham, music by Adrian Sutton, and sound by Ian Dickinson.
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 then joined by Perestroika in a double-bill the following year.
Talking about the revival of his plays, Tony Kushner said: “25 years ago, Richard Eyre and the National Theatre launched Angels in America with Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s brilliant production. I’m thrilled that Angels is returning there.”
Meanwhile director Marianne Elliott commented: “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.”
Public booking for Angels in America will open at 8.30 am on Friday 20 January 2017.