Theatre, Film and TV

Michael Longhurst's remount of Amadeus gets 5 Star Reviews

Jan 25, 2018

Michael Longhurst’s acclaimed production of Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, Amadeus, is back and thrilling audiences once again. Following a sell-out run last year, the play returns to The National Theatre featuring live orchestral accompaniment from the Southbank Sinfonia. 

Set in Vienna, music capital of the world, Amadeus explores the rivalry between talented young prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Vienna's court composer Antonio Salieri. Seized by obsessive jealousy Antonio begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.


"A note-perfect production. Fresh, vital and musically inventive" 
★★★★ Daily Telegraph

"A thrillingly fresh and imaginative revival"
★★★★★ Independent

"Epic. Wonderful. A stupendous revival"
★★★★★ Time Out

Michael Longhurst’s production [is] an epic piece of music-theatre.
★★★★★ Michael Billington, The Guardian


Michael is an award-winning stage director. His Belleville is currently running at the Donmar Warehouse and the sell-out, 5 star Caroline or Change is transferring from Chichester to Hampstead Theatre in March 2018.

Amadeus will show at The National Theatre until the 24th April 2018, with tickets starting at £15.00.  Book your tickets here.