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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.

 

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Mood Music Child Policy:
Recommended ages 12+
By:
Joe Penhall
Director:
Roger Mitchell
Cast list:
Ben Chaplin, Seána Kerslake, Pip Carter, Kurt Egyiawan, Jemma Redgrave and Neil Stuke.
Mood Music Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Saturday, 21 April, 2018
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 2 May, 2018
Available from: 
Friday, 25 May, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 30 June, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 16 June, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday2.30pm7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Old Vic Theatre

Address:
103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest tube:
Waterloo
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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... Read more

Latest Mood Music News & Features

Rhys Ifans withdraws from Old Vic’s Mood Music
Tuesday, February 27, 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 Farewell to Theatre (Hampstead Theatre).

Rhys Ifans to star in Joe Penhall's Mood Music at the Old Vic
Friday, December 22, 2017

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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