NT's Angels in America available to view At Home

Published: 8 February 2021
Reporter: David Chadderton

The cast of Angels in America

The National Theatre has added Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Parts One and Two plus Antigone, with Christopher Eccleston and Jodie Whittaker, and Behind the Beautiful Forevers with Meera Syal to its Theatre at Home platform.

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika is Marianne Elliott's (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse) multi-award-winning production of Tony Kushner’s two-part 'gay fantasia', with a cast including Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Denise Gough (Paula), Nathan Lane (American Crime Story), James McArdle (Ammonite), Susan Brown (It’s A Sin) and Russell Tovey (Years and Years).

Polly Findlay’s 2012 staging of Antigone has a cast including Christopher Eccleston (Thor, The A Word, Doctor Who) and Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), and National Theatre Director Rufus Norris’s 2014 production of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, written by David Hare and based on the book by Katherine Boo, has a cast including Meera Syal (The Split).

Rufus Norris, National Theatre Director, said, “Angels in America is one of those productions that stays with you always—a seminal piece of theatre that has a lasting impact. It’s a true honour to be able to bring Marianne Elliott’s remarkable, compelling production of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece to audiences around the world through National Theatre at Home.

"I’m really pleased that this month also sees my 2014 production of David Hare’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers available on the platform, with the inimitable Meera Syal and a fantastic ensemble bringing to life Katherine Boo’s non-fiction story of a community in a Mumbai slum. And Jodie Whittaker and Christopher Eccleston in a modern-day Antigone—Polly Findlay’s electrifying 2012 production in the Olivier.”

National Theatre at Home now has 16 productions on the platform, including Medea with Helen McCrory and Michaela Coel, Mosquitoes with Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams, Phèdre with Helen Mirren and Dominic Cooper, the Young Vic’s Yerma with Billie Piper and Othello with Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear.

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