Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for AMADEUS at the National Theatre
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna 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.
Amadeus features live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia with Adam Gillen and Lucian Msamati reprising their roles of Mozart and Salieri. Cast also includes Sarah Amankwah, Fleur de Bray, Wendy Dawn Thompson, Carleen Ebbs,Nicholas Gerard-Martin, Christopher Godwin, Matthew Hargreaves, Carla Harrison-Hodge, Adelle Leonce, Michael Lyle,Andrew MacBean, Alexandra Mathie, Eamonn Mulhall, Ekow Quartey, Hugh Sachs, Matthew Spencer, Everal A Walsh andPeter Willcock.
Amadeus is directed by Michael Longhurst with design by Chloe Lamford, music direction and additional music by Simon Slater, choreography by Imogen Knight, lighting design by Jon Clark and sound design by Paul Arditti.
Amadeus is produced in association with Southbank Sinfonia, and supported by the Amadeus production syndicate.
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Photo Credit: Marc Brenner
Carla Harrison Hodge, Wendy Dawn Thompson, Adela Leonce
Adam Gillen, Adele Leonce
Adele Leonce, Lucia Msamati
Wendy Dawn Thompson, Fleur de Bray