The National Theatre presents Amadeus which opens to the press this evening starring Sarah Amankwah as Venticello.
Peter Shaffer’s iconic play had its premiere at the National Theatre in 1979, winning multiple Olivier and Tony awards before being adapted into an Academy Award-winning film.
This new production is directed by Michael Longhurst (Constellations, The World of Extreme Happiness).
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a rowdy young prodigy who arrives in Vienna 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.
Sarah Amankwah trained at the Manchester School of Theatre. She is part of Shakespeare's Globes first repertory company, The Globe Ensemble.
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. She played Filch in the National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera, and Venticello in Amadeus (National Theatre).
Recent screen credits include ITV crime drama Marcella and World War Z for Paramount.
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.About Sainou
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