Thursday, 19 July 2007

HOT: Angels in America Parts 1 and 2 at Lyric Hammersmith

A 7 hour epic of a searingly honest, intense and bold tale of homosexuality, repression and AIDS, set in NYC in the 80s. The performances were poignant and heartwrenching, especially the portrayal of Prior Walter, a gay man with AIDS and a lover who runs away from supporting him through his illness. Came out reeling from all the incomprehensible surreal imagery, blood everywhere and a bit of full frontal nudity. The Lyric Hammersmith is my new favourite theatre - intimate, velveted, elegant and with a large terrace and cafe (icecream!).

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