Michael Longhurst

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Amadeus

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Writer Peter Shaffer Starring
  • Lucian Msamati
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    National Theatre
    Reviews


    ★★★★★
    A note-perfect production by rising director Michael Longhurst that gives it a fresh, vital and musically inventive new reading, one which fully confirms its classic status.



    Dominic Cavendish
    The Telegraph


    ★★★★
    Brilliantly acted, musically and visually rich revival.



    Natasha Tripney
    The Stage


    ★★★★

    At times, it is literally breathtaking.


    Matt Trueman
    What's On Stage


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



    Michael Billington
    The Guardian


    ★★★★★
    ...Under director Michael Longhurst the play gets everything it needs for perfection and awe. It is stupendous.



    Libby Purves
    Theatre Cat


    ★★★★

    When the acting, Longhurst’s stage direction, Simon Slater’s musical direction and the Sinfonia all merge in the final Requiem sequence, the drama becomes as towering as the music.


    Ian Shuttleworth
    The Financial Times


    ★★★★★

    What a terrible pity that the author, who died in June at the age of 90, did not survive to see Michael Longhurst’s thrillingly fresh and imaginative revival of the piece.

    Longhurst has let the air of today into Amadeus in bravura fashion. It is a pleasure to report that the 14th Travelex season at the National has got off to such a triumphant start.

    Paul Taylor
    Independent


    ★★★★

    The 21 musicians are the backbone of the production, scattering and re-forming like some sort of murmuration of musically gifted starlings.

    Ann Treneman
    The Times


    ★★★★★

    The audacious decision to have an actual full-on orchestra – the Southbank Sinfonia – wandering the stage playing Mozart’s greatest hits doesn’t overpower the human drama in Michael Longhurst’s stupendous revival of the late Peter Shaffer’s ‘Amadeus’.

    Andrzej lukowski
    Time Out


    ★★★★

    A giddy, stylish and opulent revival of total music theatre at its most exciting.

    Dom O'Hanlon
    London theatre

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