A true theatrical epic.
The National Theatre Live’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Part 1) and Angels in America: Perestroika (Part 2) will be screened on 19 August and 2 September respectively at Cinema Nouveau in South Africa.
One of the theatre highlights of the year in the UK, the first installment also marks the 60th National Theatre Live broadcast to screens worldwide.
With cameras carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to ensure that cinema audiences get the ‘best seat in the house’, National Theatre Live broadcasts retain the feeling of live performance and a real sense of shared event.
Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse) directs this new staging of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning work. Angels in America follows the lives of a group of New Yorkers as they grapple with life and death, love and sex and heaven and hell against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis in Reagan’s America in the mid-1980s.
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge, The Amazing Spider-Man) plays Prior Walter, whose boyfriend Louis (James McArdle, Young Chekov trilogy) leaves him on discovering he has AIDS. Russell Tovey (Being Human, Him & Her) is Joe – a closeted Mormon married to Harper (Denise Gough, Paula, People, Places & Things) whose marriage is on the rocks due to his secret homosexuality. Nathan Lane (The Lion King, The Birdcage) plays Donald Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn, who is about to receive some devastating news that will change his life forever.
Emma Keith, head of National Theatre Live, said the team is looking forward to the show being shown in cinemas worldwide: ‘’It seems fitting that Angels in America is our 60th broadcast, as it really sums up what National Theatre Live is all about – bringing world class theatre to those who may not otherwise have had the chance to see it.
“An amazing cast, fantastic creative team and a play that has more than stood the test of time – which, in fact, seems more timely than ever – means that this broadcast really is unmissable.’’
Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Part 1) releases on Saturday, 19 August 2017 for four screenings only: on 19, 23, 24 August at 19:30 and on 20 August at 14:30.The running time of Part 1 is 3 hours and 40 minutes, including two 15 minute intervals.
Angels in America: Perestroika (Part 2) releases on Saturday 2 September also for four screenings only on 2, 6, 7 September at 19:30 and on 3 September at 14:30.The running time of Part 2 is 4 hours and 20 minutes, both including two 15 minute intervals.
Both films will show at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau cinemas in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, and at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Durban.
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