Go Behind the Scenes of a Two-Performance Day at London’s Angels in America

London News   Go Behind the Scenes of a Two-Performance Day at London’s Angels in America
The National Theatre has shared a video chronicling a day in the life of the Tony Kushner epic.

London's National Theatre released a video chronicling a day in the life of its current production of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America.

The video above captures a two-show day, beginning at 10:30 AM in preparation for the 1 PM performance of Millennium Approaches, and concluding with the curtain rising for the 7 PM performance of Perestroika.

The behind-the-scenes video features interviews with members of the crew, including lighting technicians, hair and makeup artists, sound engineers, wigs assistants, and more.

Stage supervisor Dave Tuff says, “You can have a smooth Angels day and that's great, but it's only when something goes wrong that people really show what they're made of.”

The Marianne Elliott-helmed production of Kushner's two-part saga officially opened May 4 in the National’s Lyttelton Theatre with a cast headed by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Russell Tovey, and Denise Gough. Completing the company are Stuart Angell, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Claire Lambert, Amanda Lawrence, Becky Namgauds, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Stan West, and Lewis Wilkins.

The two parts of Angels in America will be broadcast live to cinemas one week apart: Part One on July 20, Part Two on July 27. Visit NTLive.com for more information.

Read reviews for the London revival here.

Kushner’s epic historical drama captures the lives of the HIV-positive Prior, his lover Louis, closeted gay Mormon Joe, his Valium-addicted wife Harper, his mother from Utah Hannah, notorious lawyer Roy Cohn, and his nurse Belize. Through a period of death and tumultuous change, these characters discover, confront, and seduce each other, and are joined by the Angel, a terrifying and beautiful herald of the apocalypse.

For more information, visit NationalTheatre.org.uk.


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