The ASB season of


By Peter Shaffer

2 MAY - 17 MAY 2017 — Drama



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre




The man, the music, the madness.

In Vienna, music is the currency of power and Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town. That is until the arrival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Confronted with true genius, Salieri is consumed with obsessive jealousy, declaring war on God for choosing to speak through this up start and not him. His mediocrity becomes murderous as he sets out to destroy his potty-mouthed young rival and extinguish the spark of his divine talent.

Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Play, Peter Shaffer's psychologically thrilling drama is one of the most famous and acclaimed plays of the late twentieth century. With sweeping operatic theatricality, it juxtaposes the petty world of human excess and envy with the transcendent achievements of human artistry and passion.

After the runaway success of Jesus Christ: Superstar, theatrical masters Oliver Driver and Leon Radojkovic bring Mozart's music to the fore to transform this modern classic into an extraordinary and unmissable experience.


Adrian Hailwood

Costume Design

Ella Mizrahi

Set Design

Jo Kilgour

Lighting Design

Thomas Press

Sound Design


Laughton Kora

Morgana O'Reilly

Byron Coll

Kura Forrester

Madison Nonoa

Dates &

Tue 2 May 7:00 PM

Wed 3 May 7:00 PM

Thu 4 May 8:00 PM

Fri 5 May 8:00 PM

Sat 6 May 8:00 PM

Tue 9 May 7:00 PM

Wed 10 May 7:00 PM

Thu 11 May 8:00 PM

Fri 12 May 8:00 PM

Sat 13 May 2:00 PM

Sat 13 May 8:00 PM

Sun 14 May 4:00 PM

Tue 16 May 7:00 PM

Wed 17 May 7:00 PM


Preview - 2 Reserves $30 - $57

Premiere - 2 Reserves $30 - $59

Standard - 2 Reserves $30 - $64

Special Events.

Backstage Story

Monday 10 April 6:30pm | Auckland Theatre Company Studios, Balmoral

More about Backstage Story


Sunday 14 May 3pm | Villa Maria Gallery, Level 3 ASB Waterfront Theatre | $15 - includes a glass of wine, a tea or coffee, a selection of cafe treats, and a talk from a theatre expert.

Pre-Book your Car Park.

By exclusive arrangement with ASB, you can pre-book your car park in the Hamer St car park. For only $8 and a short walk to the theatre, the Hamer St car park is the stress free way the travel to the ASB Waterfront Theatre.