ANGELS IN AMERICA
Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Marianne Elliot’s production of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece transferred to The Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway in 2018.
America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.
Angels in America completed it’s award-winning run at the Neil Simon Theatre from 23 February 2018 – 15 July 2018
Cast and Creative
Marianne Elliott is Artistic Director of Elliott & Harper Productions alongside her producing partners Chris Harper and Nick Sidi. Elliott & Harper’s most recent shows include the West End premiere of Mike Bartlett’s play ‘Cock’, directed by Marianne staring Jonathan Bailey and Taron Egerton. Prior to that, Elliott’s directing credits for Elliott & Harper productions include the award-winning Broadway transfer of Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre (winner of 5 Tony awards including ‘Best Revival of a Musical’ and ‘Best Director of a Musical’). This production originated in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre where it won 4 Olivier Awards (including Best Revival of a Musical) as well as the Evening Standard Award for ‘Best Director of a Musical’. Marianne co-directed (alongside Miranda Cromwell) the award-winning revival of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ at both the Young Vic Theatre and the West End’s Piccadilly Theatre (where it won the Olivier Award Winner for ‘Best Director of a Play’). Salesman is currently playing at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway, directed by Miranda Cromwell.
Prior to forming Elliott & Harper Productions, Marianne was an associate director at the National Theatre for ten years where she most recently directed Angels in America which transferred to Broadway in March 2018 where it won three Tony awards, including Best Revival and an additional eight Tony awards nominations including Best Director.
Marianne’s other productions for the National Theatre include War Horse which she co-directed with Tom Morris (and West End and Broadway transfers; winner of the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play), and she directed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End and Broadway; Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Director and Best New Play; South Bank Sky Arts Award). Other plays at the National Theatre include Husbands & Sons(a co-production with the Royal Exchange), Rules for Living, The Light Princess, Port, Season’s Greetings, Women Beware Women, All’s Well That Ends Well, Mrs Affleck, Harper Regan, Saint Joan (Olivier Award for Best Revival, South Bank Show Award), Thérèse Raquin and Pillars of the Community(Evening Standard Best Director Award).
Marianne was an associate director at the Royal Court, where her productions include Stoning Mary, Notes on Falling Leaves, The Sugar Syndrome and Local.
Previously Marianne was an artistic director of the Royal Exchange where she directed Port, Design for Living, Les Blancs, As You Like It, A Woman of No Importance, Nude with Violin, Fast Food, Martin Yesterday, Deep Blue Sea, Mad for It, Poor Superman and I Have Been Here Before. Other theatre includes Sweet Bird of Youth at the Old Vic; Much Ado About Nothing for the RSC; and The Little Foxes at the Donmar Warehouse.
In 2020, Elliott directed two of the episodes for the revival of Alan Bennett’s ’Talking Heads’ for the BBC, starring Tamsin Greig and Harriet Walter.
In 2018, Elliott was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her Services to Theatre.
Paule Constable’s theatre work includes: For the NT: Follies, Mosquitoes, Common, Angels in America, The Red Barn, The Threepenny Opera, wonder.land, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Light Princess, Table, This House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (also West End and Broadway), War Horse (also West End and Broadway), Phèdre, Death and the King’s Horseman, Waves, Women of Troy, Saint Joan, Paul and His Dark Materials. For the RSC: Wolf Hall, The Prince of Homburg, The Seagull, Tales from Ovid, The Dispute and Uncle Vanya. Other work in theatre includes: Clybourne Park, The City, Krapp’s Last Tape, The Country, Dublin Carol and The Weir (Royal Court), Oliver!, Ivanov, Evita (West End), the 25th anniversary tour of Les Misérables and the new Phantom of the Opera for Cameron Mackintosh, The Cripple of Inishmaan (MGC), Luise Miller, The Chalk Garden, Othello, Proof, Little Foxes (Donmar Warehouse), Happy Days, The Good Soul of Szechuan, Generations, Vernon God Little (Young Vic), Blasted, Herons (Lyric Hammersmith), Don Carlos (Sheffield Crucible and West End) and five productions for Complicite. She has designed operas throughout the world, most recently Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and Meistersinger (Glyndebourne), Norma and Cav and Pag (Metropolitan Opera, New York). Dance includes The Red Shoes, Sleeping Beauty, Play Without Words, Dorian Gray (Matthew Bourne), Seven Deadly Sins (The Royal Ballet), and Naked (Ballet Boyz). She is the recipient of 2 Tonys, 4 Olivier Awards, 3 LA Critics’
Choreographer and Movement
Ian’s most recent designs include Fatherland (MIF), Junkyard (Headlong), Common, Angels in America, Husbands & Sons, Evening at the Talk House, The Red Lion, Rules for Living, A Taste of Honey, Emil and the Detectives, Port, This House and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Olivier Award) – all for the NT. Other recent shows: Before I Leave (NTW), Love’s Sacrifice (RSC), The Nether (Duke of York’s), The River (Broadway), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway and UK tour), The Machine (Manchester International Festival), Elegy, Roots and The Weir (Donmar Warehouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air), Uncle Vanya and Before the Party (Almeida), Hangmen and The River (Royal Court). Ian has been with the Autograph design team since 2009, and before that was Head of Sound at the Royal Court, where he designed the sound for over 50 productions.
Puppetry Director and Movement / Designer