Music. Power. Jealousy.

‘Why has no one used a live orchestra in Amadeus before?’ asks The Sunday Times in its five-star review.

There was no blueprint for unleashing a whole orchestra onstage in Peter Shaffer’s classical play about Mozart. Nonetheless, a cohort of Southbank Sinfonia players has stepped up to embrace the challenge, with thrilling results.

Our production of Amadeus opened at the National Theatre to five-stars reviews in Autumn 2016. It ran for 68 sell-out performances and was broadcast live to cinemas worldwide in February 2017.

The production returns for a fresh run of 68 further performances in 2018. Performances run until 24 April.

“Equal partner with the NT actors is Southbank Sinfonia, a hugely talented young ensemble whose performances are always theatrical.” The Independent

“These 21 musicians are the backbone of this production, scattering and re-forming throughout, like some sort of murmuration of musically gifted starlings.” The Times

Amadeus is Southbank Sinfonia’s fourth collaboration with the National Theatre, each placing musicians onstage amid the actors in innovative new ways. Find out more here.

Upcoming Amadeus

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Watch the Amadeus trailer, which features the full original cast.
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A clip from Amadeus in which Salieri realises the true genius of Mozart.
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Production photos from the Olivier.
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Mozart and the Music

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