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Amadeus

by Peter Shaffer

Now playing
Running Time: 3 hours including interval

Amadeus

Music. Power. Jealousy.

Following a sell-out run last year, Amadeus returns to the Olivier.

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.

Michael Longhurst's acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer's iconic play, Amadeus, features live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati reprise the roles of Mozart and Salieri.

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Talks and Events

The Art of the Dresser Thursday 8 Feb, 6pm
Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati on Mozart and Salieri Thurs 15 March, 3pm
Salieri Explored through music Mon 23 April, 6pm

 

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

Independent
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

Guardian
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
5 star rating

A beautiful production that hits all the right notes

Financial Times

Amadeus | Trailer

Amadeus has returned, with Lucian Msamati and Adam Gillen returning as Salieri and Mozart. Watch the trailer, which features the full original cast.

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Amadeus | An interview with Lucian Msamati

Salieri's coming back with a vengeance. Here's Lucian Msamati talking about his Amadeus character.

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Amadeus | Mozart and the Music

The cast of Amadeus discuss Mozart: the man and the music.

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Cast

Oboe (Southbank Sinfonia)
Anna Belei
Double Bass (Southbank Sinfonia)
Giuseppe Ciraso Calì
Trumpet (Southbank Sinfonia)
Sarah Campbell
Oboe (Southbank Sinfonia)
Helen Clinton
Violin I (Southbank Sinfonia)
Ruth Elder
Flute (Southbank Sinfonia)
Jemma Freestone
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adam Gillen
Violin II (Southbank Sinfonia)
Douglas Harrison
Percussion (Southbank Sinfonia)
Beth Higham-Edwards
Cello (Southbank Sinfonia)
Patrick Tapio Johnson
Clarinet (Southbank Sinfonia)
Jordi Juan-Perez
Cello (Southbank Sinfonia)
Angélique Lihou
Viola (Southbank Sinfonia)
Jennifer MacCallum
Bassoon (Southbank Sinfonia)
Éanna Monaghan
Lucian Msamati
Salieri
Lucian Msamati
Horn (Southbank Sinfonia)
Brendan Parravicini
Clarinet (Southbank Sinfonia)
Kimon Parry
Viola (Southbank Sinfonia)
Dan Shilladay
Horn (Southbank Sinfonia)
Laetitia Stott
Violin I (Southbank Sinfonia)
Žanete Uškāne
Bassoon (Southbank Sinfonia)
Andrew Watson
Violin II (Southbank Sinfonia)
Minsi Yang

Production team

Amadeus photography (Lucian Msamati) by Seamus Ryan

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