Angels in America London Tickets
Angels in America London tickets
Angels in America is a seminal play written by Tony Kushner that first debuted on the world stage in 1991. The play tackles the issues of homosexuality, AIDS and the role of religion in society, while taking a satirical route to story-telling. It has won multiple accolades including both the coveted Tony Award for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993.
Angels in America London tour
The American play made its London debut in 1991 at The National Theatre. The production returned to the capital's famed venue after more than a quarter of a century in 2017. Angels in America London tickets are available for both Part One and Part Two at StubHub.
Angels in America London storyline
The story revolves around protagonists Prior Walter and Louis Ironson, who are gay and in a relationship. When Walter is diagnosed with AIDS, Louis leaves him in the lurch, only to drown himself in self-loathing and guilt. Subsequently, angels fall through the roof and journeys to heaven ensue, as a tale of redemption, hope and purpose is narrated.
The six-hour marathon is divided into two parts. Part One is entitled "Millenium Approaches," while Part Two is called "Perestroika".
Angels in America London live experience
Not much has changed in terms of theatrical treatment since Angels in America first debuted in 1991. Kushner, right from the offset, approached the play in a Brecht style - a malleable form of theatre that doesn't involve any blackouts.
The same goes for Angels in America London, which follows a minimalist production ethos where there are very few scene shifts, wires sometimes show and there is obvious theatricality in key scenes.
Another standout feature of the production is that the main actors also play bit roles throughout. The theatrical tool of doubling has been used in Angels in America to signify fluidity of gender and sexual preferences.
Angels in America London cast and crew
The 2017 London production of Angels in America is directed by Marianne Elliott, who is a Tony Award winner for War Horse. Andrew Garfield, who is widely known for his role in Hollywood blockbuster The Social Network, plays Prior Walter. Louis is portrayed by James McArdle, a Scottish actor who has starred in such hit plays as Spur of the Moment and A Month in the Country.
Other notable actors appearing in Angels in America London include American Theater Hall of Fame inductee Nathan Lane and Critics' Circle Theatre Award winner Denise Gough.
Plays similar to Angels in America
Other thought provoking plays similar in treatment to Angels in America include The Wild Party and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.
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