Tickets are available for both readers and listeners.
Amadeus, by Peter Schaffer
This choice was suggested by regular attenders of the play-reading group.
The award-winning play first performed in 1979 was made into a highly successful film in 1984. The
relationship between the apparently talentless Salieri and the obnoxious but fantastically gifted
Mozart perhaps plays hard and fast with historical accuracy but has become a blue print for duelling
contests of this kind. Apparently, Christopher Nolan wanted a similar relationship to exist between
Oppenheimer and Lewis Strauss in his 2023 film. Because of the length of this play we will probably
just read extracts rather than attempting the whole thing.
A Message from the organiser Chris Gill
We have now established a tradition of reading a play once a month at the Marine Theatre, which is kindly providing the venue free to support community drama. We will take a summer break in August, but we are pleased to present details of the next two events in July and September.
Please remember to bring with you a paper or screen copy of the script if you wish to read. We are not able to provide copies.
We have already gathered a group of regular attenders, but we are keen to encourage anyone interested in drama to participate, so please come whether this is your first or seventh time. If you have any ideas about readings of future plays, please contact Chris Gill through the Marine Theatre.