This “Amadeus” Sounds Thrilling

amadeus4738The Guardian gushes about a new production at London’s National Theatre: ‘Peter Shaffer, whose death in June is marked by this revival of his most popular play, once wrote that he hoped “Amadeus” would “enjoy a vigorous life in many differing productions”. His wish is certainly granted by Michael Longhurst’s production which turns it into an epic piece of music-theatre. It comes complete with 16 actors, six singers and the 20-strong Southbank Sinfonia and, while occasionally overblown, it reminds us of Shaffer’s talent for creating memorable theatrical spectacles.’ Lucian Msamati (pictured) plays Salieri.

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