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Tovey and Gough join the National's Angels in America
The Daily Mail have reported that Russell Tovey and Olivier Award-winner Denise Gough will join the previously announced Andrew Garfield in the National Theatre's upcoming revival of Angels in America by Tony Kushner, which is set to run at the Lyttelton Theatre from 17 April 2017.
They will join the previously announced Andrew Garfield who stars as 'Prior Walter', with Tovey and Gough playing the newly wed Mormon couple Harper and Joe Pitt.
Kushner's 1993 play is subtitled 'A Gay Fantasia on National Themes' and is presented in two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika which both had UK premieres at the National Theatre. Presented together, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
It is described as a "complex, often metaphorical, and at times symbolic examination of AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s".
Russell Tovey has recently played on Broadway in 'A View From the Bridge'. His theatre credits include the National Theatre productions of 'The History Boys', 'Howard Katz', 'Henry V', 'His Girl Friday' and 'His Dark Materials'.
Denise Gough last weekend won the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the National's production of People, Places and Things which is currently running at the Wyndham's Theatre.
The production will be directed by Marianne Elliott, with further cast and creative team to be confirmed.