REVIEW: AMADEUS (16.07.2014)
Earlier this year, when I heard that Lara Pulver had been cast as Louise in Gypsy as part of the 2014 season at Chichester Festival Theatre, I knew I had to go. I adored Lara in Robin Hood, Spooks, and of course as the fabulous Irene Adler in BBC’s Sherlock.
Now, as I was booking my ticket(s) for this, I saw that Amadeus was also part of the season. I wouldn’t call myself a fan of classical music, even though it is beautiful - I don’t even know how people remember what each piece is called, it goes in one ear, and out the other with me and my terrible memory!
Anyway, I know that my dad is an absolute fanboy for Mozart, so knew that I had to buy tickets, otherwise he’d probably never speak to me again. So, I did, and my dad probably reacted the way I do when I hear news about Sherlock or Doctor Who.
Finally, after months of waiting, the day finally arrived yesterday. I was actually quite excited, as even though I don’t know the works of Mozart inside out, I have seen the 1984 film, directed by Miloš Forman, with the screenplay by Peter Shaffer, whose writing was used for this play. I don’t remember it in great depth, but had a pretty good clue of what goes on.