Amadeus

Amadeus

by Peter Shaffer

a National Theatre production

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Music. Power. Jealousy.

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, His Dark Materials) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, filmed live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.

 

Show image (Lucian Msamati) by Seamus Ryan.

Note-perfect. Fresh, vital and musically inventive.

Daily Telegraph

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Adam Gillen delivers a most moving portrayal of Mozart.

Independent

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Lucian Msamati gives an immense performance.

Sunday Times

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