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

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About the show

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

32 Reviews Add review

alexandert1 9 reviews, 0 helpful votes

lyndive 7 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.... More

-A 5"2, 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 52 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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

moley 5' 6'', 124 reviews, 5 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 use... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 120 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 excellent... More

robscoynes 5'6, 23 reviews, 2 helpful votes

hooton10 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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... More

leahpage 167cm, 27 reviews, 2 helpful votes