Amadeus at the National Theatre
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.
Peter Shaffer’s iconic play had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, winning multiple Olivier and Tony awards before being adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. In this new production, directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations, The World of Extreme Happiness), Lucian Msamati (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) plays Salieri – with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia
Event Date: 19/10/2016 – 26/01/2017
Venue details: National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX
Organisers: National Theatre
Event website: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/amadeus
Event cost: See venue website for details. £15 TRAVELEX tickets available)