Mood Music
Mood Music
Mood Music
Mood Music
Mood Music

Mood Music Tickets, The Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic, London
Mood Music
The Old Vic, London
Our Review 3 / 5

‘Music is medication. The elixir of life. It’s for injecting into the blood stream to take away the pain… to promote euphoria… to adrenalise us and give us courage and fortitude.’

In an expensive London recording studio two songwriters, their lawyers and their psychotherapists go to battle over music.

‘I’m not saying he’s a sociopath. I’m just saying you find a lot of damaged people are drawn to the music industry. Lack of empathy, raging narcissism, grandiose egocentricity is expected of them.’

A play about the drama and the psychodrama of making music by the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, the world premiere of Mood Music by Joe Penhall is directed by Roger Michell.


Previews from |
21st April 2018
Opening date |
2nd May 2018
Booking from |
16th June 2018
Available until |
16th June 2018
Closes |
16th June 2018
Categories |
Recommended ages 12+
Joe Penhall
Roger Mitchell
Cast list:
Ben Chaplin, Seána Kerslake, Pip Carter, Kurt Egyiawan, Jemma Redgrave and Neil Stuke.

The Old Vic Venue Information

The Old Vic, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Our Review of Mood Music


Plays about art are all too common: we've just seen The Writer (at the Almeida) that puts the high cost of being a playwright (at least emotionally speaking) under the spotlight. There's also currently The Moderate Soprano, about the life of the real-life opera impresario who founded Glyndebourne, on at the West End's Duke of York's. And Red, a play about painter Mark Rothko, is heading to open at Wyndham's Theatre imminently. So there seems to be an endless appetite for plays... Read more

Latest Mood Music News & Features

Rhys Ifans withdraws from Old Vic’s Mood Music
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
Rhys Ifans has been forced to withdraw from the Old Vic’s upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s Mood Music, citing family reasons. Ifans, who recently starred in the theatre’s festive production of A Christmas Carol, was due to play Bernard, a record producer who goes to battle with a group of lawyers over who owns a hit song. The role will now be played by Ben Chaplin, whose theatre credits include Consent (National Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Donmar Warehouse) and...
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