Music. Power. Jealousy.
Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.
Culture at the Cinema, held at the Regal Camana Bay, brings lauded stage productions to the big screen, courtesy of the National Theatre in the U.K. and the Bolshoi Ballet Company. This month’s production – Amadeus – will be shown for one night only on March 18, starting at 8 p.m.
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.
Lucien Msamati (Salieri)
Lucian Gabriel Wiina Msamati, sometimes credited as Wiina Msamati, is a British-Tanzanian film, television and theatre actor. He is best known for his role as Salladhor Saan in the HBO series Game of Thrones and for being the first black actor to play Iago at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Adam Gillen (Mozart)
Adam Gillen is an English actor, best known for his role as Liam in the ITV hit series Benidorm, Brian in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat and Gavin in BBC’s Prisoners’ Wives.
“A note-perfect production. Fresh, vital and musically inventive.” – Daily Telegraph
“A thrillingly fresh and imaginative revival. Adam Gillen delivers a most moving portrayal of Mozart.” – Independent
“A soaring song of genius and jealousy. Lucian Msamati gives a poised and intelligent performance.” – Evening Standard
“Southbank Sinfonia play heart-stopping melodies. Lucian Msamati’s Salieri is an immense performance.” – Sunday Times