Amadeus at National Theatre - Olivier tickets
Amadeus at National Theatre - Olivier tickets

Amadeus

Overview

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

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Dates and times

Running time: 3 hours (including an interval)
Opened: 11 Jan 2018
Press night: 18 Jan 2018
Booking from: 11 Jan 2018
Booking until: 24 Apr 2018

Location and map

National Theatre - Olivier
National Theatre, Upper Ground
London, SE1 9PX

18 Reviews Add review

An excellent interpretation of this classic play made all the more effective with a live orchestra on stage who also double up as ... More

moley 5' 6'', 98 reviews, 2 helpful votes

An excellent interpretation of this classic play made all the more effective with a live orchestra on stage who also double up as cast extras. The entire cast were superb and versatile and they really made the music of Mozart to life beautifully played and sung. Well worth seeing.

moley 5' 6'', 98 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Completely unfamiliar with the story of Amadeus, I had no idea what to expect, yet I absolutely loved it! The two lead males were ... More

robscoynes 5'6, 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Completely unfamiliar with the story of Amadeus, I had no idea what to expect, yet I absolutely loved it! The two lead males were excellent together and it really transported you back in time. It was an excellent play and I came away really having learnt stuff and going away to research more about Mozart.

robscoynes 5'6, 22 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amadeus was spectacular! I'd heard a lot of good things about this play and I had this ticket booked for almost a whole year. The ... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Amadeus was spectacular! I'd heard a lot of good things about this play and I had this ticket booked for almost a whole year. The use of orchestra on stage was brilliant while the acting was superb. Surprisingly funny and ever engaging.

bryonyjameson 5"7, 51 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Sensational production of Amadeus with a riveting performance by Salieri. It is 3 hours long but does not feel like a stretch and ... More

Funthing29 5"1, 153 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Sensational production of Amadeus with a riveting performance by Salieri. It is 3 hours long but does not feel like a stretch and the use of music during the play feels very atmospheric.

Funthing29 5"1, 153 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Fantastic show! This is my 2nd time watching it. Still feels like new play. Wonderful production and acting. Truly recommend it!

ohmrli 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show! This is my 2nd time watching it. Still feels like new play. Wonderful production and acting. Truly recommend it!

ohmrli 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Another brilliant production from the National Theatre! A humorous yet moving play brought into modern times set around a beautifu... More

albuspotter 5"11, 115 reviews, 11 helpful votes

Another brilliant production from the National Theatre! A humorous yet moving play brought into modern times set around a beautiful symphony orchestra!

albuspotter 5"11, 115 reviews, 11 helpful votes

A terrific production. World class with riveting performances from the actors and musicians. Super impressive presentation.

colinpinfold 6' 2, 13 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A terrific production. World class with riveting performances from the actors and musicians. Super impressive presentation.

colinpinfold 6' 2, 13 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A brilliant, utterly unmissable show. It's 3 hours that feel like 1. Don't even know what to say except that if you call yourself ... More

leahpage 167cm, 14 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A brilliant, utterly unmissable show. It's 3 hours that feel like 1. Don't even know what to say except that if you call yourself a fan of the theatre, you can't afford to miss this piece of sheer perfection.

leahpage 167cm, 14 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Amazing performance. The live musician on stage are great. Powerful leading mans!

AndreaG 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing performance. The live musician on stage are great. Powerful leading mans!

AndreaG 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes