The sense of anticipation and foreboding that runs through each of Tony Kushner's carefully constructed characters at the brink of the new millennium captures the audience in an equally prophetic manner as they arrive for the latest example of 'event theatre' to take London by storm. Twenty five years since its original première Angels in America may have a new place in the cultural Zeitgeist within which it is now viewed with reverence and great respect as one of the most powerful... Read more
The National Theatre present a revival of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning double bill Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Marianne Elliott.
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 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 joined by Perestroika in a double-bill the following year. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the shows.