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Angels in America - in Switzerland!

Art & Culture // July 20, 2017

Angels in America is coming to Switzerland – broadcast live from the National Theatre, in London you can see it on cinema screen in Geneva and Basel. 

National Theatre London Angels in America - in Switzerland!

This Pulitzer Prize winning AND Tony Award winning play is set in New York in the mid-1980s, in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration.

Angels in America is a gay fantasia on National Themes, following Aids sufferer Prior Walter – who is visited by 2 spirits of his ancestors, though he may just be hallucinating, as he and those around him grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell…

Performed at the National Theatre to wide critical claim – 4 stars from The Guardian – the plays are also relevant to today’s political climate in America.

Normally we’d say that you can catch it for 1-night only, but this is a show performed in 2 parts!! This Thursday the 20th is Part 1 - starting at 8pm, next Thursday the 27th of July you can see Part 2.

Both shows are on at Pathé Balexert, Geneva and Pathé Küchlin, Basel.

Buy your tickets either online or at the box office on the night, and to find out more go to pathé.ch

 

Why are there two parts?

Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed in 1990 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika in 1992. In this new staging, Part One presents half of the story and you won’t get the full experience without seeing how it ends. Part Two picks up the story and characters, and may be hard to follow without having seen Part One.

Is Angels in America suitable for young people?

The plays contain strong language and adult themes.

Who’s in it?

The cast includes Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman or Hacksaw Ridge), Denise Gough, Nathan Lane (My Family), James McArdle, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) & Russell Tovey (The History Boys, Being Human & Sherlock)…

 

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