Amadeus' Lucian Msamati : From Harare to the international stage

The great blessing and the great revelation is that it is actually those steps, all those years of putting in the graft, performing in the most bizarre places that contribute to the final flowering of the dream that gives me a great sense of pride.

Actor, Lucian Msamati

Amadeus, a production described as a note-perfect creation by director Michael Longhurst is the upcoming broadcast from the National Theatre scheduled to show at Cinema Nouveau on Saturday.

Lucian Msamati who also plays Luther in Game of Thrones is Antonio Salieri, a court composer who has the power to destroy or promote Wolfgang Amadues Mozart - a musical prodigy.

The iconic play by Peter Shaffer was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film numerous accolades since its premier in 1979.

The 40-year-old born in London but raised in Tanzania and Zimbabwe has over the years crafted a stellar career for himself.

In 2015, he became the first black performer in the history of the Royal Shakespeare Company to play Iago in Othello.

What is liberating in all of these so called classics is to be able to present them in the prism of our time.

Actor, Lucian Msamati

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Amadeus' Lucian Msamati : From Harare to the international stage


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