National Themes: How Britain’s Subsidized Theatre Helped ‘Angels’ Fly

Despite having “America” in its title, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America owes a fair amount of its early development—and its high early profile—to Britain’s National Theatre. And as its first Broadway revival readies its opening in March, almost exactly 25 years since its original Main Stem run, it seems oddly fitting that this new production also comes from…… Continue reading National Themes: How Britain’s Subsidized Theatre Helped ‘Angels’ Fly

Angels Crashing in: Broadway gets closer.

How many times can I fall in love with this play all over again?  And how also does it still hurt so damn much. Photo: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue It’s something that’s been kicking around my brain a lot, as the production moves towards Broadway. Today spurned on by the article in Vogue and the gorgeous images…… Continue reading Angels Crashing in: Broadway gets closer.

Why Elliott & Harper is the company I’ve been waiting for

As the first production from Elliott & Harper opens its doors for previews tonight, it’s worth pausing to think what this new production company means and why indeed we need more like it. Something of a ‘power house’ company formed of Marianne Elliott and Chris Harper. Both coming from the National Theatre- as Director and…… Continue reading Why Elliott & Harper is the company I’ve been waiting for

Flying the Angel of History

This piece was originally written for Wales Arts Review,  the full version can be found here. “History is about the crack wide open” warns the Angels to Prior Walter. And history, of Reagan, 80s America and AIDS is certainly on show for all to see in the National Theatre’s  revival of Angels in America. But…… Continue reading Flying the Angel of History