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Angels in America

Part One: Millennium Approaches & Part Two: Perestroika

by Tony Kushner

Ends 19 August 2017
Running Time: Part One is about 3 hours and 30 minutes, with two 15-minute intervals. Part Two is about 4 hours and 15 minutes 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 in America Part I: Millennium Approaches is available to rent on NT at Home

Angels in America Part II: Perestroika is available to rent on NT at Home

NT at Home Subscribers can watch both parts of Angels in America and a growing list of other productions: Browse NT at Home titles here


Angels Ballot presented by Delta: Hundreds of £20 tickets were released in a series of ballots.

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


Talks and events

Tony Kushner on Angels in America Fri 30 June 2017, 5.30pm
Andrew Garfield and Denise Gough Mon 3 July 2017, 2pm
Marianne Elliott Mon 3 July 2017, 5.30pm
On Screen - Tangerine Mon 10 July 2017, 5pm
Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey Mon 17 July 2017, 2pm


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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

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

4 star rating

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

4 star rating

Unflinching. Visual glory. Each major performance is meticulous

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

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 Many venues will also show Encore screenings.

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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 | Teaser Trailer

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Angels in America | Behind the scenes of a two-play day

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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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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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Angel Shadow
Stuart Angell
Understudy Roy Cohn
Mark Arnold
Understudy Belize
Arun Blair-Mangat
Susan Brown
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
Mateo Oxley photo portrait
Understudy Prior Walter
Mateo Oxley
Joseph Pitt
Russell Tovey
Understudy Harper Pitt
Paksie Vernon
Angel Shadow
Stan West
Angel Shadow
Lewis Wilkins

Production team

Poster photo by Ryan Hopkinson

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