Monday, 24 July 2017

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches


Last Friday, I went to the Plaza to see the NT Live broadcast of Angels in America part one: Millennium Approaches. The play is currently on a sold out run in London, so I was very happy to find that the play was being shown as part of the NT Live programme, as I've wanted to see it since I heard about it. 

The story of the play is about the AIDs crisis in the 1980s in America, and focuses on Prior Walter, a man who suffers with the disease. There are also other storylines intertwining with the main story, which adds an extra layer to the main story of the play. I loved the stories that are in this play, and the fact that they all connect to one main story is my absolute favourite thing about the theatre, and is perfectly well staged and produced. 

Now I need to talk about the acting; this play is one of the most sublimely acted productions I have ever seen. My main babe Andrew is absolutely spectacular as Prior, and delivers one of the best performances that has ever been on at the theatre. There is also a scene between the four main characters that is like a split scene, that is one of the most powerfully acted pieces of theatre since that speech in Henry V. I was carried on an emotional journey throughout the play, and I am now fully emotionally invested in all of these characters.

I am extremely excited to see the second part; and I implore you all to see if there is an encore screening near you, it is absolutely beautiful.

Nic
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