Russell Tovey and Andrew Garfield sign up for ‘Angels in America’

Actors Russell Tovey and Andrew Garfield have signed on for a UK theatrical production of ‘Angels in America’.

Russell Tovey Andrew Garfield

Russell Tovey and Andrew Garfield are set to appear on stage together in the UK. Both actors have signed on for a production of ‘Angels in America’ for the Royal National Theatre.

The new production of the play will be directed by Marianne Elliot. Elliot, alongside her co-director Tom Morris won her first Tony award for her work on the play ‘War Horse’. She won her second Tony Award last year for  ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’.

The play is scheduled to open in April 2017 at the Lyttelton Theatre in London.

Tovey, who first gained attention in ‘The History Boys’, never seems to be out of work appearing in TV shows in the UK and USA. Over the last few years he’s been in ‘Being Human’, ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Him and Her’, and the Australian TV series ‘Banished’.

He played Kevin on the queer TV series ‘Looking’ and has most recently appeared in the movie ‘The Lady in the Van’ and the TV thriller ‘The Night Manager’.

Tovey’s recently been appearing on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play ‘A View from the Bridge’. Last year an audience member fainted when Tovey took off his shirt during a performance.

Andrew Garfield’s best known for playing the lead in the most recent round of Spiderman movies but like Tovey he started off on British stages and TV screens. Before he was weaving webs in blockbusters Garfield had a guest appearance on ‘Doctor Who’ and appeared in a production of the well known gay play ‘Beautiful Thing’.

Garfield’s also spent some time on Broadway bring an Arthur Miller work to life, in 2012 he appeared in ‘Death of a Salesman’ alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Tony Kushner’s epic HIV play is certainly having a revival in popularity. WA’s Black Swan State Theatre Company is staging a production of the first part of the play next month.

The epic play is split into two parts, it’s full title is ‘Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes’. The first part is called ‘Millennium Approaches’ and the second half is called ‘Perestroika’. It can be presented as a double presentation or two single productions.

Black Swan is staging the first play, while the production slated for the UK next year will present both halves of the story. A screen version was created in 2003 with Al Pacino, Jeffrey Wright, Meryl Steep and Emma Thompson.

To book tickets to the Black Swan State Theatre Company production head to their website, if you’d like to see Russell Tovey and Andrew Garfield perform the show, head here

OIP Staff


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