Photos of the cast for the highly anticipated UK revival of Tony Kushner’s groundbreaking play Angels in America have finally be released and they show the cast in all of their moody glory.
Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, James McArdle Denise Gough and Nathan Lane are featured in new pics from the London production.
“I feel tremendously grateful and healthily daunted at the prospect of being back in a rehearsal room at the National Theatre to attempt to scale the mountain of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece Angels in America,” said Garfield who plays the lead role of Prior Walter. “What a gift to work on and offer up this play that feels so urgent at this very moment, for all of our souls.”
“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,” added Tovey. “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.”
Angels in America has been hailed as one of the greatest plays of the the last century since its Broadway debut in 1993. It was adapted into an award-winning mini-series for HBO, and the most recent high-profile staging of the play was the 2010 Signature Theater production in New York starring Christian Borle, Zachary Quinto and Billy Porter.
The new production will be directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Marianne Elliott, whose previous credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to London for the revival, the play will be broadcast to cinemas around the UK and internationally—dates and theaters have yet to be announced.
h/t: Gay Times