Tony Kushner’s masterpiece Angels in America has returned to the National Theatre after 25 years, currently playing to London audiences with stellar reviews, it has been captured live in HD for cinema and will screen to over 2,500 cinemas in 60 countries including Australia, where part 1 will screen nationally from September 9 and part 2 from September 16 (see 50 cinema locations here). There is no other way for international audiences to see this.
Recognised as one of the great works of late 20th Century theatre, this landmark in LGBT theatre is set in 1980’s during the rise of the AIDS epidemic and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. It has as much to say now as it did then with respect to people’s rights, livelihood and feeling welcome in the world being compromised.
In this production, Tony & Olivier award winning Marianne Elliot (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse) directs a high profile cast including Oscar nominee Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Tony award winning Nathan Lane (The Producers), Olivier award winning Denise Gough (People, Places, Things), Russell Tovey (Quantico, Looking) & James McArdle (Star Wars Ep VII: The Force Awakens).
Angels in America
Dendy Portside, Brisbane
Part One: Millennium Approaches – September 9th-11th 2017
Part Two: Perestroika – September 16th-20th 2017
Also showing at Canberra, Newtown, Opera Quays Dendy Cinemas