#AngelsInAmerica has been trending on Twitter during today’s theatrical marathon press day (4 May 2017). Ahead of the critics delivering their judgment on Marianne Elliott‘s 25th anniversary production of Tony Kushner‘s two-part epic, we’re celebrating with the full photo galleries of both parts of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes – Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika.
The entire run at the National’s Lyttelton Theatre is now sold out, but the NT offers a ballot for £20 tickets across the run as well as Day Seats available in person from the box office from 9.30am daily. Angels in America will be broadcast by NT Live on 20 July (Millennium Approaches) and 27 July (Perestroika).
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.
Millennium Approaches, the first of Kushner’s two plays which form Angels in America, received its British premiere at the National Theatre’s Cottesloe Theatre in 1992, in Declan Donnellan’s original production, and was joined by Perestroika in a double-bill the following year.
The Angels in America cast comprises: 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.