Stage Scene from Angels in America
Stage Scene from Angels in America

Angels in America is described as ‘One of the greatest plays of the twentieth century’ this is not to be missed.

Tickets for Belvoir’s production of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes are on sale now but punters will have to be quick to secure tickets at the Belvoir St Theatre.

Demand from subscribers, who started booking tickets in September last year, was so strong that there are only a handful of tickets left at the Surry Hills theatre. Part One and Part Two will play in repertory with audiences able to see both shows in one day on most weekends.

‘We have been overwhelmed by demand,’ said Belvoir’s General Manager Brenna Hobson. ‘We had to open performances at the Theatre Royal to accommodate subscribers and we have now added 10 shows at the Theatre Royal.’

The high demand is hardly surprising. Angels in America was described by the New York Observer as ‘one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, and this production boasts a truly stellar cast.

It is 1985, Prior Walter (Luke Mullins) is HIV positive, his Jewish boyfriend (Mitchell Butel) leaves him for a straight Mormon (Ashley Zukerman), and then he gets a hospital visit from an angel (Paula Arundell) who says it is up to him to save humanity. Throw in his drag queen best friend (DeObia Oparei), a closeted Republican lawyer (Marcus Graham), the Mormon’s pill-popping wife (Amber McMahon), and a Rabbi (Robyn Nevin) and things are about to get mighty interesting.

Angels in America is an epic double-comedy of love and hate, heaven and earth, past and future. It’s magnificent in both scope and detail, with luminous writing. Both Millennium Approaches and Perestroika won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Play. Playwright Tony Kushner is also a duel Academy Award nominee for the screenplays Lincoln and Munich.

This production will be created by an extraordinary creative team, led by director Eamon Flack (Babyteeth, As You Like It).