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Amadeus 2018

by Peter Shaffer

Returns from 22 January 2018
Running Time: 3 hours including interval

Amadeus 2018

Music. Power. Jealousy.
Following its sell-out run in 2016/17, Amadeus returns to the Olivier in 2018.

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 association with Southbank Sinfonia

Supported by the Amadeus production syndicate

5 star rating

A note-perfect production. Fresh, vital and musically inventive

Daily Telegraph
5 star rating

A thrillingly fresh and imaginative revival

5 star rating

Epic. Wonderful. A stupendous revival

Time Out
4 star rating

A soaring song of genius and jealousy. Lucian Msamati gives a poised and intelligent performance

Evening Standard
4 star rating

A stunning piece of theatre

4 star rating

Impressive. Lucian Msamati is rock-solid as Salieri

The Times
5 star rating

A rich, celebratory revival of Peter Shaffer's greatest play

The Stage
5 star rating

Southbank Sinfonia play heart-stopping melodies. Lucian Msamati's Salieri is an immense performance

Sunday Times


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adam Gillen
Lucian Msamati
Lucian Msamati

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Mon – Thu evening & all matinees
£60 – £15
Fri & Sat evening
£65 – £18
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Photography (Lucian Msamati) by Seamus Ryan

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