The ASB season of


By Peter Shaffer

2 MAY - 20 MAY 2017 — Drama



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre


2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 20 minute interval





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. 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.



Preview - 2 Reserves $30 - $57

Premiere - 2 Reserves $30 - $59

Standard - 2 Reserves $30 - $64

Special Events.

Eat/Talk/Play. SOLD OUT

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 café treats, and a talk from an 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.

Pre-Book Car Park


The creative team have collaborated to craft something that arouses and heightens the senses, honouring the sensuality at the heart of Mozart's music.
Monica Moore - Broadway World
Hurst's Salieri a masterclass in energy, character distillation and conviction.
Michael Hooper - Theatreview
...spectacular and highly entertaining...
Paul Simei-Barton - NZ Herald