Adam Gillen as Mozart and Lucian Msamati as Salieri in Amadeus

The National Theatre's Amadeus to stream for free from Thursday

The acclaimed National Theatre production is the last in the current series of NT Live at Home.

Amadeus, the National Theatre's popular 2016 revival of Peter Schaffer's classic drama, will be available to stream for free on YouTube from Thursday 16 July at 7pm as part of National Theatre Live at Home. It will be available until 23 July.

Directed by Michael Longhurst and featuring live musical accompaniment from Southbank Sinfonia, the cast of Amadeus is lead by Adam Gillen (Benidorm) as Mozart and Lucian Msamati (His Dark Materials) as Salieri. The production ran at the National October 2016-March 2017, and the theatre brought it back fro a second run from January-April 2018. 

Amadeus follows the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the talented young composer and his intense rivalry with Antonio Salieri. Despite his diligence and determination, Salieri's talents cannot compare with the genius Mozart, and his admiration soon turns into an obsession to destroy his superior, ultimately ruining them both.

First seen at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus is perhaps best known for the Oscar-winning 1984 film which starred Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham.

The National Theatre Live at Home series has seen a dozen productions available to stream for one week, including One Man, Two Guv'nors, Small Island, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Amadeus is the final in the current series of releases, but additional streams are expected to be announced. 

The National Theatre's executive director and joint chief executive Lisa Burger said,: "During what has been such an isolating time for many people right across the world it has been wonderful to be able to share these productions with both new and existing audiences, and to have the opportunity to showcase the exceptional creative talent working in our industry. We look forward to announcing the next stage of our NT at Home programming in due course."

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