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National Theatre 50 Years On Stage #nt50: My personal highlight
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Dominic Cooper and Andrew Scott in Tom Kushner’s Angels in America (2 November 2013)
Photo credit: http://national-theatre.tumblr.com/page/6

My personal highlight from the National Theatre's "50 years on stage" celebration, screened live from the National Theatre onto BBC2 last night (Saturday 2 November), was Andrew Scott in Angels in America.

I was at the Preview performance on Friday 1 November and when I saw Andrew in that scene, he made my heart stop dead.

When I saw the scene again on TV last night, Andrew broke my heart.

My one biggest theatre regret is that I never saw the National Theatre's production of Angels in America and I have not yet seen the play to date. I wish the National would put it on again (fingers crossed!).

Jason Isaacs and Daniel Craig in Angels in America (1993) by Tony Kushner
Photo credit: http://national-theatre.tumblr.com/page/6

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Not had time to watch my recording of the whole evening's performances yet, but have seen a clip of AS and DC in this. Very moving, and would definitely like to see more! The original NT production with DC and JI must've been something special also. What a pity it wasn't archived on film. :-/

That looks like a bargain buy. Be interested to hear what you think of it in due course...

Having now watched the whole show, I agree that Angels in America was one of the absolute highlights of the evening. Someone needs to sign AS up for that immediately! But there was so much to enjoy. Being in musical mode right now, I especially loved the anarchy that was Jerry Springer the opera, and was entranced by the excerpt from London Road. :-)

Jerry Springer the Opera - Yes I loved that too!

London Road is just amazing - I really loved it both in the Cottesloe and in the Olivier. My feature on it can be found here:

My understanding is that the National are making London Road into a film and a DVD so you can catch it when it is released :) I am highly recommending it - it is fab :)

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