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Theatre; 28, 2018 Inside Out Quick guide to turning your free time into fun time B(and the years trail.Frost/(Feb A POWERFUL and moving adaptation of R C Sherriff's acclaimed play set in a dugout during the First World War. A group of British Journey's End 12A, 108mins, opens Friday.

Theatre Amadeus National Theatre, London LONG before Sid Vicious sneered: "You can't arrest me, I'm a rock star," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was torching European society.

He was a rebel without a pause - sparking scandal in the church, government and royal courts. In this version of Peter Shaffer's astonishing Amadeus, our genius is in pink Doc Martens dazzling audiences and lovers alike.

Adam Gillen's Mozart is overtaken by highvoltage madness - dancing on pianos and being spanked on stage - unaware his searingly jealous rival Salieri is plotting his downfall. Court composer Salieri, angered by Mozart's God-given talent, is desperate to make up for his own failings by stopping the genius's success and destroying him.

The play's orchestra provides monumental moments, in stark contrast to the warped and lonely plotting of Lucian Msamati's Salieri. And still the powerful climatic crescendo had the power to shock me, Amadeus.

MATTHEW DRAKE

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jan 28, 2018
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