‘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.
“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.