The revival of Tony Kushner’s epic two-part play about life under the Aids crisis in 1980s New York will open in April this year, and is one of the hottest tickets of the 2017 theatre calendar.
Angels in America cast includes Hollywood star Andrew Garfield, stage and screen favourite Russell Tovey, and Olivier award winner Denise Gough, whose performance in Duncan Macmillan’s People Places and Things was compared to Mark Rylance’s in Jerusaleum.
The production will be directed by Marianne Elliott, most well-known for directing War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Garfield, who plays Prior Walter, said that the play “feels so very urgent at this moment, for all our souls,” whilst James McArdle, playing Louis Ironson, described it as “one of the greatest plays of the 20th century”.
Angels in America runs at the National Theatre from April 11. It will also be broadcast as an NT Live screening.