Amadeus


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.
Amadeus at the National Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: National Theatre
Starts: Thursday 11 January 2018
Booking until: Thursday 15 March 2018
Running time:3 hrs (inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available

Background


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.


Synopsis


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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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 11 January 2018

Press night:Thursday 18 January 2018

Booking until:Thursday 15 March 2018

Closes:No date announced.

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Tickets


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£62, £54, £44, £31, £15


Friday & Saturday eves

£67, £58, £48, £34, £18


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Access information


Audio‑described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:


Friday 9 February, 7.30pm


Saturday 10 February 2pm (Touch Tour 12.30pm)


Cast


Sarah Amankwah

Fleur de Bray

Wendy Dawn Thompson

Nicholas Gerard-Martin

Adam Gillen - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Christopher Godwin

Matthew Hargreaves

Adelle Leonce

Michael Lyle

Andrew Macbean

Alexandra Mathie

Lucian Msamati - Salieri

Eamonn Mulhall

Ekow Quartey

Hugh Sachs

Matthew Spencer

Everal A Walsh

Peter Willcock


Creatives


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

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