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National Theatre - Olivier

Michael Longhurst’s powerful production of Amadeus returns to the National’s Olivier Theatre, following last year’s critically acclaimed, sold-out season at the venue. Bringing to life Peter Shaffer’s play, the story sees Mozart’s turbulent journey as he battles with court composer Salieri to make his name. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati reprise their roles as Mozart and Salieri respectively.

After a sold-out season at the National Theatre last year, Michael Longhurst’s powerful production of Amadeus returns to the Olivier Theatre for a limited run. First performed in 1979, Peter Shaffer’s play is based around the lives of prolific composers Mozart and Salieri, as they fought to promote their talent.

Set in Vienna, the music capital of the world, Amadeus follows a young prodigy as he arrives with the determination to make his name. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart possesses more talent than those around him, and court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote, or destroy it. Seized by excruciating jealousy, Salieri begins a fatal war with Mozart, music and God.

Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati reprise their roles as Mozart and Salieri respectively, with further casting including Sarah Amankwah, Fleur de Bray, Wendy Dawn Thompson, Carleen Ebbs, Nicholas Gerard-Martin, Christopher Godwin, Matthew Hargreaves, Carla Harrison-Hodge, Adelle Leonce, Michael Lyle, Andrew Macbean, Alexandra Mathie, Eamonn Mulhall, Ekow Quartey, Hugh Sachs, Matthew Spencer, Everal A Walsh and Peter Willcock.

Featuring live orchestral accompaniment by the Southbank Sinfonia, the production is directed by Michael Longhurst and features design by Chloe Lamford, choreography by Imogen Knight, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design by Paul Arditti.

Amadeus is the gripping story of music, power and jealousy, and plays at the National’s Olivier Theatre from 11 January to 24 April 2018, with a press night on 18 January 2018.

Sorry this show closed 24 April 2018, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
11 Jan 2018 - 24 Apr 2018
Running time:
3 hours including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Not suitable for children
Audience Notes:
Those who missed the chance to catch the production last year now have the opportunity to see it again. Fans of Mozart should definitely take a look at his interesting history.

Amadeus Reviews

32 Reviews
  • 5 Stars75%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars3%
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User Reviews

Performance date: 08 April 2018
Performance date: 24 April 2018

This was one of the best most unique pieces of theatre that I have ever seen. The acting was sublime. I am in awe of Lucian Msmati. Utterly amazing. The use of opera and orchestra was unique and I was hooked right the way through. Had I been comforta Read more

Performance date: 09 April 2018
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