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Peter Shaffer’s iconic play premiered at the National Theatre in 1979, winning multiple Olivier and Tony awards before being adapted into an Academy award-winning film.
Lucian Msamati (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) plays Salieri - with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Following its sell-out run in 2016/17, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018.
Photography (Lucian Msamati) by Seamus Ryan.
Note: the trailer features the full original cast.
Vienna: the music capital of the world.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash.
Awestruck by his genius, Court Composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it.
Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.
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London SE1 9PX
Performance days & times
Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
£62, £54, £44, £31, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
£67, £58, £48, £34, £18
Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Friday 9 February, 7.30pm
Saturday 10 February 2pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)
Fleur de Bray
Wendy Dawn Thompson
Adam Gillen - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lucian Msamati - Salieri
Everal A Walsh
Author: Peter Shaffer
Composer: Simon Slater
Director: Michael Longhurst
Designer: Chloe Lamford
Musical direction: Simon Slater
Choreography: Imogen Knight
Lighting: Jon Clark
Sound: Paul Arditti