ProgrammeAmadeus

by Peter Shaffer

Directed by Des Cummings


CAST

During Act I the action moves back and forth between Salieri's Apartment, the Palace of Schönbrunn, Baroness Waldstadten's Library, the Theatre and Kepellmeister Bonno's House.
In Act II other venues are added — the Opera House, the Prater, a Masonic Lodge and Mozart's Apartment.

Mozart is one of the few creative artists to be accorded god-like status: Peter Shaffer, however, depicts the human, vulgar Mozart as seen through the eyes of Antonio Salieri, Court Composer to Joseph II, Emperor of Austria. It is a well documented fact that Mozart's humour was, to put it politely, lavatorial.
The play is set in Vienna during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is a study of envy— mediocrity's envy of genius.
Amadeus was first produced at the National Theatre in 1979 with great success and was later made into a film which received several Oscars.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Stage Manager - Frank Nowell
Production Assistant - Andrew Bean
Properties - Joyce Wright / Pat Chadwick
Lighting - Huw David
Sound - Gavin Hale / Jack Smethurst
Wardrobe - Anne Dunlop/Joyce Ogden/Kathleen Gibson
Wigs - Joan Preston
Photography - Mark Storton
Front of House - Geoffrey Pratt

Costumes by HOMBURGS

Acknowledgements

Our thanks for this production go to the following:-