Amadeus Reviews

A selection of the emails we received following our production of Amadeus.


To all concerned with the performance of Amadeus that my wife and I were privileged to watch on Saturday evening. This is our fourth year of watching BDS, and our second holding a season ticket.We have never been disappointed with any of the productions we have seen, but both of us felt that Amadeus was a truly memorable “piece of theatre”. David Oliver’s portrayal of Salieri was truly inspiring, and he was superbly supported by Michael Hetherington as Mozart. This does not take anything away from the other actors as the whole cast was superb! Not to forget the excellent direction of Nick Sample. 

Thank you all once again

Two satisfied patrons.


Many congratulations to the two principals, the entire cast, stage decor and sound engineers. What an excellent performance. On leaving the theatre I felt my spirit truly uplifted. I have only recently discovered the Gladstone Theatre and am eagerly looking forward to your next two plays. 


Congratulations to all involved in a superb performance! This must rank as one of your greatest ever productions – powerful, colourful, absorbing,witty, and thoroughly professional. It is unfair to single people out, but the portrayal of Salieri was outstanding. I look forward to the rest of the season.


I just had to write and say how much my family and I enjoyed Amadeus on Saturday evening. We just couldn’t believe how good the players were. They were absolutely wonderful…we’re still talking about it!!


I last saw Amadeus at the Liverpool Empire some years ago – with Keith Michel taking the part of Salieri….and I always counted that performance as one of the best things that I’d seen on stage – so you can imagine what we were comparing your production with!How do you manage to get such marvelous actors? I was spellbound the whole evening …. David Oliver and Michael Hetherington deserve to have their names shouted from the roof-tops. Michael Hetherington really touched you with the tragedy of Mozart’s life and it isn’t an easy part to play (that quirky, nervous little laugh was just brilliant).

We can’t wait for “Pack of Lies”….. once again, thanks to all the players for a lovely and memorable evening.