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

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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

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

30 Reviews Add review

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... More

-A 5"2, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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 comfortable I would not have noticed the 3hours pass. I would love to see this show again. The cast was so talented and wonderfully diverse. A must see.

-A 5"2, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Thoroughly enjoyed Amadeus at the NT, despite not seeing the film before hand, the play offered incredible performances and brilli... More

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 59 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Thoroughly enjoyed Amadeus at the NT, despite not seeing the film before hand, the play offered incredible performances and brilliant orchestrations from the "Southbank Sinfornia".

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 59 reviews, 0 helpful votes

hooton10 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

hooton10 7 reviews, 0 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 ... More

moley 5' 6'', 100 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'', 100 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, 25 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, 25 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, 58 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, 58 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, 163 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, 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Funny and clever. Loved the on stage band and they had two brilliant leading actors.

rochellebalboa 5"9, 93 reviews, 23 helpful votes

Funny and clever. Loved the on stage band and they had two brilliant leading actors.

rochellebalboa 5"9, 93 reviews, 23 helpful votes

alexhorner 5"10, 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

alexhorner 5"10, 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes