Welsh actor Rhys Ifans is to star in the Old Vic’s production of Mood Music, which is set to open in April 2018. Ifans is currently starring as Scrooge at the theatre in Jack Thorne’s adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol, and Mood Music will see the actor reunite with director Roger Mitchell following the 2004 film Enduring Love.
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‘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.
Rhys Ifans, who stars in the Old Vic's production of A Christmas Carol, will star in the production reuniting with director Mitchell after then worked on the 2004 film Enduring Love.