Live Screenings of National Theatre (NT) productions are set to continue at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month, with Peter Shaffer's masterpiece Amadeus.
In this iconic play about Music, Power and Jealousy, Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays the role of Salieri in a production broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world - and he's determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
In addition to Amadeus, the Gatehouse Theatre will be screening a host of other National Theatre productions over the course of 2017.
Set for live broadcast on 16th February, Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc in the George Bernard Shaw's classic, Saint Joan. Then on Thursday 9th March, Ruth Wilson will star as the title role in a new version of Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. Finally, the last NT Live broadcast of the Spring Summer season will be Shakespeare?s Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia.
More NT Live screenings at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre will be announced over the course of the year.
The National Theatre encore screening of Amadeus will take place at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Thursday 2nd February at 7pm. Tickets are priced at 13 pounds, with a 10.50 pounds concession price, and are available from the Box Office on 01785 619080 or online via www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk