Peter Schaffer’s AMADEUS

8 March – 7 April at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre

12 April – 18 May at Theatre On The Bay

Gloucester Productions is thrilled to present a 2024 staging of Peter Schaffer’s classic text AMADEUS in Johannesburg (at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino theatre) and then in Cape Town (at Theatre on the Bay).

This Tony award winning play was first staged in 1979 and has had numerous productions  presented all over the world since then.  In addition,  there was an  Oscar award winning movie made in 1984.

This thrilling drama has all the elements:  Suspense, comedy, rousing music and great characters.

In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical symphonist of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition, to be a great melodist. Mozart, however, is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: Genius.This is Salieri’s passionate telling of his act of vengeance in response to Mozart!

Peter Schaffer has given us a gripping, intriguing study of the roots of envy and the haphazard nature of genius.

AMADEUS  is brimming with gloriously evocative text and soaring snatches of Mozart’s music and promises to be a vivid theatrical occasion.

Award winning director – Geoff Hyland – takes the helm of Amadeus.

His production team include: Illka Louw with costume design, Oliver Hauser with lighting, Gideon Lombard working on the sound design and Nadine Minnaar constructing the scenic elements.

Two time Fleur du Cap Best actor winner – Alan Committie – heads up the cast playing Antonio Salieri.

The rest of the cast to be announced shortly.

The production runs at Montecasino from the 8 of March to the 7 April and then moves to Theatre on the Bay from the 12 of April to the 18 of May.

Bookings are now open and can be made through Webtickets or by calling Montecasino on 011 5111988 or Theatre On The Bay on 021 4383300

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