MUSIC, GENIUS, JEALOUSY AND REVENGE
I looked on astounded as from his ordinary life he made his art. We were both ordinary men, he and I. Yet from the ordinary he created legends - and I from legends created only the ordinary!
Antonio Salieri is the established composer in the Austrian court. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realise his sole ambition, to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf, but he has something which is far beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: genius.
Peter Shaffer’s award-winning fictionalised account of the relationship between these two real life composers is a story for all time. Presented in a way which reaches far beyond the play’s historical roots, this production of Amadeus takes the audience on a wild ride through the trials and tribulations of music, genius, jealousy and revenge.
Peter Shaffer's greatest play
7.30pm evenings, plus 2.30pm Saturday matinees
Tickets from £10
Bridewell Theatre, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
Wed 23 Nov to Sat 3 Dec 2022