National Theatre at Home: Amadeus
We’re all about experiencing theatre together.
At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to introduce National Theatre At Home. You will be able to watch some of the best British theatre from the comfort of your living room, via YouTube for free, with each title available for one week.
Music. Power. Jealousy. Welcome to Vienna. 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.
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.
Directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations, The World of Extreme Happiness), Lucian Msamati (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, ‘Master Harold’… and the boys) plays Salieri – with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Amadeus is streaming from 7pm UK time on Thursday 16 July until 7pm UK time on Thursday 23 July 2020.
The running time is 2hrs 50mins with a very short interval. The BBFC age rating is 15 due to some strong language and moderate sex references.