Opened: April 11, 2017
Book by: Tony Kushner
West End Revival Cast: Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Denise Gough, Russell Tovey, Stuart Angell, Susan Brown, Laura Caldow, Amanda Lawrence, James McArdle, Becky Namgauds, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Stan West & Lewis Wilkins
Tony Kushner’s modern masterpiece of how the AIDS crisis affects and connects several people in New York City makes a triumphant return to the West End stage.
When Prior Walter (Andrew Garfield) tells his boyfriend Louis Ironson (James McArdle) that he has AIDS and is dying, Louis cannot handle the truth. Joe Pitt (Russell Tovey) is struggling with his sexual identity and his pill-addicted wife Harper (Denise Gough) while working for Roy Cohn (Nathan Lane), who has HIV/AIDS.
Garfield gives a harrowing performance that will pull you away from reality and feel the suffering of his character. He’s amazingly campy, but hits all of the right notes when it comes to Prior’s sickness and abandonment.
Final say: Incredibly brilliant. ★★★★★