Amadeus

Thursday, February 2
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3hr 30mins // directed by:Michael Longhurst // featuring:Lucian Msamati, Adam Gillen, Fleur de Bray, Karla Crome

Music. Power. Jealousy.
 
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations,The World of Extreme Happiness), broadcast 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.
 

"Musicians are thrust centre stage to epic effect in Michael Longhurst’s revival, and Lucian Msamati is excellent as the composer locked in battle with the divine." - Michael Billington

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