‘Plays don’t come much more epic than Angels in America,’ says BBC entertainments correspondent Tim Masters.
In an article headlined Angels in America: 8 reasons why it feels like heaven, he explains that the play, set amid the Aids crisis in 1980s America, Tony Kushner’s ‘gay fantasia’ lasts roughly the same duration as a flight from London to New York.
“Over eight hours, it packs in angelic visitations, burning books and surreal trips to icy continents and, of course, heaven.
“And let’s not forget a stellar cast that includes Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough, Nathan Lane and Russell Tovey.”
MTV says of the play: “Weird, wonderful and wilfully stimulating, Angels in America is modern theatre at its finest.
“It’s an A-star acting ensemble supported by an equally as dazzling stage production and direction. Crafting a show that has angels descending from the ceiling (and then sex-wrestling the protagonists), flamethrower-style bursts of righteous hellfire, bed bound scenes of deep introspection and the occasional wet dream, emotionally dense and dialogue-heavy character tete-a-tetes and journeys to otherworldly locales (no spoilers here) is no mean feat – doing it in a way that makes narrative and production-sense, even less so.”
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