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NT Live Encore: Amadeus

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  • Sun 5 Feb
  • 210 minutes
  • Director: Michael Longhurst
  • Writer: Peter Schaffer
  • Cast: Lucian Msamati, Adam Gillen
  • UK (2016)


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. This new production, which features live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia, received rave reviews and has been a sell-out success. This performance was recorded live from the South Bank on Thursday February 2.

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.

"Epic. Wonderful. A stupendous revival" Time Out

"A thrillingly fresh and imaginative revival. Adam Gillen delivers a most moving portrayal of Mozart" Independent

"A soaring song of genius and jealousy" Evening Standard

"Note-perfect. Fresh, vital and musically inventive" Daily Telegraph