Nouveau Screens Peter Shaffer’s Classic Play Amadeus As Part Of Current Nt Live Season

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The next National Theatre Live broadcast to screen at Cinema Nouveau nationwide is the 2016 National Theatre production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, and is screened from Saturday, 04 March for four screenings only.

Amadeus releases on South African screens from Saturday, 04 March 2017, for four screenings only: on 04, 08 and 09 March at 19:30 and on 05 March at 14:30 at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.  The running time of this production is approximately 210 mins, including an interval.

7. Behind the scenes at the Amadeus camera rehearsal. Photo by Ludovic des Cognets

8. Adam Gillen - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lucian Msamati - Antonio Salieri, photograph by Marc Brenner

Adam Gillen – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lucian Msamati – Antonio Salieri, photograph by Marc Brenner

Starring Fresh Meat’s Adam Gillen and Misfit’s Karla Crome as Mozart and his wife, and Game of Throne’s Lucian Msamati as the composer’s great rival Salieri.

Tthe stage production of Amadeus, directed by Michael Longhurst, was filmed live for broadcast into cinemas globally at the National Theatre in London, with orchestral accompaniment by the 30-piece Southbank Sinfonia orchestra.

Shaffer’s iconic play follows Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Gillen), a rowdy young prodigy, who 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 (Msamati) 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.

18. Adam Gillen - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Image by Marc Brenner

Adam Gillen – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Image by Marc Brenner

After winning multiple Olivier and Tony Awards when it had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, Amadeus was later adapted into Milos Forman’s Academy Award-winning film.

Watch a video interview as the cast discusses what it’s like to perform Mozart’s music with Southbank Sinfonia

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The next productions from NT Live to be screened at Cinema Nouveau are:

Saint Joan (from 18 March 2017)

The Donmar Warehouse production of Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan is directed by artistic director Josie Rourke and stars Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc.

Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

Hedda Gabler (from 01 April 2017)

“I’ve no talent for life” – Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) returns to NT Live cinema screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, with Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) in the title role of a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Additional NT Live broadcasts in 2017 at Cinema Nouveau include:

  • Twelfth Night (27 May), starring Tamsin Greig and directed by Simon Godwin;
  • Rozencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (03 June), with Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, from The Old Vic theatre;
  • Peter Pan (08 July), captured live at the National Theatre, this performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens as perfect cinema fare for the mid-year school holidays: All children, except one, grow up…
  • Salomé (22 July), directed by South African-born award-winning director Yaёl Farber;
  • Marianne Elliott’s production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America – Part I & II (19 Aug & 02 Sept), with Andrew Garfield, Susan Brown, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Denise Gough and Russell Tovey; and
  • Yerma (23 Sept), Simon Stone’s radical production of Federico García Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece, with Billie Piper reprising the lead role.