Rehearsals begin today on Amadeus at the National Theatre, with Sarah Amankwah in the cast. She joins fresh from the Olivier stage where she is playing Filch in The Threepenny Opera.
Vienna: the music capital of the world. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, Court Composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy it. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music and, ultimately, with God.
Peter Shaffer’s iconic play premiered at the National Theatre in 1979, winning multiple Olivier and Tony awards before being adapted into an Academy award-winning film.
In this new production, directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations, World of Extreme Happiness), Lucian Msamati (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) plays Salieri – with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.Overview
Sarah Amankwah trained at the Manchester School of Theatre.
Credits include 24 Hour Plays at the Old Vic, US Tours of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Six Characters In Search of an Author, Sacrifice with the Almeida Theatre and the lead role of Annabella 'Tis Pity She's A Whore for the Globe Theatre.
Sarah is a member of the Imaginarium In-House Repertory Company. Founded in 2011 by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavendish, The Repertory Company is made up of in-house actors trained in performance capture.
Recent screen credits include ITV crime drama Marcella. She played Filch in the National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera, and Venticello in Amadeus (National Theatre).About Sainou
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At Sainou we develop and nurture careers. Clients are represented by agents David Marsden, Paul Martin & James Davies, with assistance from Hermione Halpin. We work together as a close team covering all media with particular focus on Film, Television and Theatre in both the UK and overseas.