Opened: April 24, 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
As Roy Cohn (Nathan Lane) and Prior Walter (Andrew Garfield) continue to battle AIDS, the latter starts having visions of an angel (Amanda Lawrence). Louis (James McArdle) and Joe (Russell Tovey) enter a relationship while Joe’s mother Hannah (Susan Brown) comes to save him.
The entire production is powerful and somehow succeeds the strength of its former half. The set design by Ian MacNeil allows for multi-layered scenes and Nicky Gillibrand’s costume design is never more compelling than when Lawrence’s angel is onstage.
While the whole cast is near perfect in their roles, Lane and Denise Gough (as Harper) give beautifully harrowing performances.
Final say: An emotional gut punch that’ll make you laugh and cry. ★★★★★