It’s not often that shows that have played the National Theatre Olivier stage come back for another bite of the apple. Those occasions are few and far between. But that is exactly what is happening this Thursday, the 11th of January at the NT when the theatrical smash hit Amadeus returns for a four month run.
Peter Shaffer’s timeless tale set in Vienna, directed by Michael Longhurst, was such a quick sell out that the National did the sensible thing and brought it back this season with most of the cast reprising their roles - including this week’s guest Lucian Msamati as Salieri. Lucian was universally praised for his controlling, conniving portrayal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s nemesis (with Adam Gillen playing Mozart again) with the Sunday Times calling it “an immersive performance” in their five-star review, which I don’t think anyone can argue with.