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Angels in America

Part One: Millennium Approaches & Part Two: Perestroika

by Tony Kushner

Now playing
Running Time: Part One is about 3 hours and 30 minutes, with two 15-minute intervals. Part Two is about 4 hours with two 15-minute intervals

Angels in America

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 cast includes Andrew Garfield playing Prior Walter, Denise Gough playing Harper Pitt, Nathan Lane playing Roy Cohn, James McArdle playing Louis Ironson and Russell Tovey playing Joe Pitt.

Angels Ballot presented by Delta: Hundreds of £20 tickets will be released in a series of ballots. Click here for details and to find out when you can enter the next Ballot.

Day Tickets available at £15 for every performance. Find out more.

Angels in America will also be broadcast to cinemas by NT Live from 20 July. Find out more.

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the next year.

Please note: this production contains strobe lighting

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Talks and events

Tony Kushner on Angels in America Fri 30 June, 5.30pm
Andrew Garfield and Denise Gough Mon 3 July, 2pm
Marianne Elliot Mon 3 July, 5.30pm
On Screen - Tangerine Mon 10 July, 5pm
Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey Mon 17 July, 2pm

 

Delta Airlines Official partner

5 star rating

A blistering production. The entire cast are superb

Whats On Stage
5 star rating

Marianne Elliott directs this courageous revival of Tony Kushner's classic with immense rigour, underpinned by piercingly authentic performances. A true theatrical epic

Evening Standard
5 star rating

The show's a start-to-finish sensation. The performances and the plays absolutely fly

Daily Telegraph
4 star rating

Beautifully staged by Marianne Elliott. Astonishing performances. Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane excel

Guardian
4 star rating

Andrew Garfield gives one of the performances of year in Tony Kushner's hallucinatory epic

Time Out
4 star rating

A tremendous production. The performances soar. A wonderful performance from Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Financial Times
4 star rating

Few shows are more life-enriching than this

Metro
4 star rating

Amanda Lawrence is brilliantly disconcerting as the Angel. Denise Gough is excellent

Independent
4 star rating

Unflinching. Visual glory. Each major performance is meticulous

Observer
4 star rating

A real triumph

Daily Express
5 star rating

An exhilarating long day’s journey into flight. Andrew Garfield is spectacular

Sunday Times
4 star rating

Wonderful. The acting is impeccable

Sunday Express

Angels in America Part One production gallery

Angels in America Part Two production gallery

More ways to see Angels in America

Angels Ballot presented by Delta

Hundreds of £20 tickets will be regularly released in a ballot. Click here for details and to find out when you can enter the next Ballot.

National Theatre Live

Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 July.
Part Two: Perestroika will be broadcast live to cinemas on 27 July.
Encores of both parts will be in selected cinemas from 4 August.
Visit the NT Live website to book tickets for screenings.

Day Tickets

On the day of the performance, twenty £15/£18 Day Tickets are available in person at 9.30am from the ground floor box office. Limited to two per customer.
Day Tickets on two-play days cost £30/£33 and are only available as a combined ticket to attend both Part One and Part Two.

The cast introduce Angels in America

The cast for Angels in America includes Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough, James McArdle, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Amanda Lawrence and Susan Brown.

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Angels in America | Tony Kushner on the play's two parts

The Angels in America playwright tells the story of how it ended up as two plays, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika.

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Angels in America | James McArdle on Louis Ironson

James McArdle discusses playing Louis Ironson in Angels in America.

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Angels in America | Nathan Stewart-Jarrett on Belize

Nathan Stewart-Jarrett discusses playing Belize in Angels in America

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Angels in America rehearsal gallery

The Angels in America range

Visit the Bookshop in store at the National Theatre or online for our exclusive Angels in America inspired range of gifts, stationery and more.

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National Theatre Live: Angels in America | Trailer

Both parts of ★★★★★ Angels in America will be broadcast live to cinemas, one week apart. Part One on 20 July, Part Two on 27 July. Find your nearest venue and book at ntlive.com. Many venues will also show Encore screenings.

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Angels in America | Andrew Garfield on Prior Walter

Andrew Garfield discusses playing Prior Walter in Angels in America.

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Angels in America | Nathan Lane on Roy Cohn

Nathan Lane discusses playing Roy Cohn in Angels in America

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Angels in America | Tony Kushner on the play's resonance

The Angels in America playwright talks about why the play remains so relevant today.

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How to see Angels in America

Angels in America tickets sold out within a few hours, but there are still three ways you can see it. Here are the cast explaining how.

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Angels in America | Teaser Trailer

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Cast

Angel Shadow
Stuart Angell
Understudy Roy Cohn
Mark Arnold
Understudy Belize
Arun Blair-Mangat
Hannah Pitt
Susan Brown
Angel Shadow / Understudy The Angel
Laura Caldow
Andrew Garfield
Prior Walter
Andrew Garfield
Harper Pitt
Denise Gough
Understudy Hannah Pitt
Kate Harper
Understudy Joseph Pitt/Louis Ironson
John Hastings
Angel Shadow
Claire Lambert
Nathan Lane
Roy Cohn
Nathan Lane
The Angel
Amanda Lawrence
Louis Ironson
James McArdle
Angel Shadow
Becky Namgauds
Understudy Prior Walter
Mateo Oxley
Joseph Pitt
Russell Tovey
Understudy Harper Pitt
Paksie Vernon
Angel Shadow
Stan West
Angel Shadow
Lewis Wilkins

Production team

FAQs

How long are the plays?
Part One: Millennium Approaches is 3 hours and 30 minutes with two 15 minute intervals.
Part Two: Perestroika is 4 hours with two 15 minute intervals.

How much do tickets cost?
Monday – Thursday evenings and all matinees
£65, £60, £52, £41, £29, £15

Friday and Saturday evenings
£65, £56, £46, £31, £18

Previews Part One 11, 12 Apr; Part Two 24, 25 Apr:
£39, £32, £25, £20, £15
All other Previews:
£45, £36, £27, £22, £15

Two-Play: combined ticket days*
Weekdays: £130, £120, £104, £82, £58, £30
Saturday: £130, £125, £108, £87, £60, £33
Preview Saturday 29 April: £90, £72, £54, £44, £30

*On Two-Play: combined ticket days, tickets are only available as a combined ticket to attend both Part One at 1pm and Part Two at 7pm.

Concessions
Under-18s
Half price for Monday ­– Friday evenings and all matinees. Excludes tickets under £32.
Senior Citizens
For midweek matinees save £20 on £52 and £41 tickets, or save £10 on £60 tickets.

Disabled People
£16 tickets, plus £16 companion tickets are available for Access list subscribers. Find out about the Access List

UK schools, colleges and universities
Under-19s, £12 and 19 – 25s, £15, for groups of 10+ on selected performances.

Why are there two parts?
Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed in 1990 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika in 1992.
In this new staging, Part One presents half of the story and you won’t get the full experience without seeing how it ends. Part Two picks up the story and characters, and may be hard to follow without having seen Part One.

Where can I see the full performance schedule?
Click here to view a PDF of the schedule.

What is a two-play day?
A two-play day is when Part One is played as a matinee followed by an evening performance of Part Two on the same day. On two-play days with a combined ticket you will have the same seat for both plays.

Are there Access performances?
Yes, see dates and times below.
Part One: Millennium Approaches
Captioned performances:
Mon 12 June, 7pm
Sat 1 July, 1pm
Wed 12 July, 1pm
Wed 19 July, 7pm
Audio-described performances:
Sat 15 July, 1pm
Mon 17 July, 7pm

Part 2: Perestroika
Captioned performances:
Sat 1 July, 7pm
Tue 25 July, 7pm
Thu 10 Aug, 1pm
Wed 16 Aug, 7pm
Audio-described performances:
Sat 5 Aug, 7pm
Mon 7 Aug, 7pm

Is Angels in America suitable for young people?
The plays contain strong language and adult themes.

How many tickets can I buy?
There will be a limit of two tickets per customer for Part One and two tickets per customer for Part Two. Or on two-play days you can buy a pair of combined tickets to see both Part One and Part Two on the same day.

When will I get my tickets?
If you choose to have your tickets posted, they will be sent out two to four weeks ahead of the performance. Otherwise, you can collect your tickets from the National Theatre Box Office on the day of the performance. Please note the credit or debit card that you used to purchase your ticket will be required as proof of purchase when collecting tickets. 

Can I buy my tickets from somewhere other than the National Theatre?
All tickets must be purchased directly from the National Theatre. The re-sale of tickets is strictly prohibited and we reserve the right to refuse admission to customers with tickets purchased on re-sale websites.

Can I return my tickets? Will I get a refund?
National Theatre tickets are non-refundable. We can, however, exchange the tickets for a credit voucher as long as we receive the tickets at least 24 hours before the performance (seven days for group bookings). There is an administration fee of £2 per ticket.
To return tickets, please contact the Box Office by completing our returns form online, or by calling 020 7452 3000. 

What if I've bought a ticket but am not the one attending?
If you bought tickets as a gift or can no longer go to the performance, we can transfer tickets to a friend or relative. However, there will be some security details that we need to check with you before we can do this – please contact the Box Office here and we will then contact you to verify your booking details.

Is the cast the same for both parts?
Yes – the cast is the same for both Part One and Part Two.

Can I get food and drink before, during or after the shows?
Food and drink can be found in restaurants, cafés and bars throughout the building, most with al-fresco seating overlooking the vibrant South Bank. A special Angels in America menu will be available to pre-book on two-play days in House and Terrace restaurants, so you can enjoy a meal in between shows or brunch before the performances begin. Find out more about Angels in America meal packages.

When will Angels in America be broadcast by NT Live?
Part One: Millennium Approaches will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 July.
Part Two: Perestroika will be broadcast live to cinemas on 27 July.
Encores of both parts will be in selected cinemas from 4 August. 
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Angels Ballot presented by Delta
Hundreds of £20 tickets will be regularly released in a ballot. Click here for details.

Friday Rush
Angels in America Part One and Part Two will not be included in Friday Rush, but we will be operating an Angels ballot presented by Delta, where you’ll be in with a chance of accessing up to two tickets for each part, from a special allocation of £20 tickets per performance. See above for how to enter.

Day Tickets
On the day of the performance, twenty £15/£18 Day Tickets are available in person at 9.30am from the ground floor box office. Limited to two per customer.

Day Tickets on two-play days cost £30/£33 and are only available as a combined ticket to attend both Part One and Part Two.

Bag policy at the NT
For the safety and comfort of all of patrons, rucksacks and large bags (bigger than a small under-the-shoulder handbag or messenger bag) are not permitted into the auditoriums. Coats and bags can be stored in one of our free cloakrooms.

Poster photo by Ryan Hopkinson

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