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First peek at the National Theatre’s cast of Angels in America

Take a first peek at the cast of the National Theatre’s upcoming production of Angels in America: a gay fantasia on national themes.

Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Denise Gough, James McArdle and Nathan Lane will star in Tony Kushner’s landmark 2017 revival which opens this April.

Performing at National’s Lyttelton Theatre, the show begins in 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.

The full cast includes Stuart Angell, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Claire Lambert, Nathan Lane, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Russell Tovey, Stan West and Lewis Wilkins. It will be by Olivier and Tony award-winner Marianne Elliott.

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On playing Prior Walter, Andrew Garfield said: “I feel tremendously grateful and healthily daunted at the prospect of being back in a rehearsal room at the NT to attempt to scale the mountain of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece Angels in America.  Thanking God or some other divine force to have Marianne Elliot as our intrepid leader and this incredible company of actors to share the adventure with. What a gift to work on and offer up this play that feels so urgent at this very moment, for all of our souls.”

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Russell Tovey (Joe Pitt) adding: “The great work is about to begin. The excitement and pride I feel as I embark on rehearsals for this epic play and this majestic production is palpable. I am so incredibly excited to be back at the NT after nearly ten years away with this historic and vitally important piece of theatre at a time when it has never seemed more relevant. I cannot wait to explore the tormented world of Joe Pitt and those tortured souls around him.”

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Angels in America will be broadcast by NT Live from the National Theatre to cinemas around the UK and internationally. Dates and venues to be announced.

Previews begin from 11 April. Public booking for Angels in America will open at 8.30m on Friday 20 January, 2017. Delta is the Official Airline of Angels in America


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