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The Hampstead Theatre in north London have announced the full cast for their upcoming production of The Moderate Soprano, David Hare's new play which runs from 23 October to 28 November 2015, with an official opening on 29 October 2015.
Joining the previously announced Roger Allam who stars as 'John Christie' will be Nancy Carroll as 'Audrey Mildmay', Paul Jesson as 'Dr Fritz Busch', Nick Sampson as 'Professor Carl Ebert' and George Taylor as 'Rudolf Bing'.
"Nobody can doubt John Christie’s passion or his formidable will: he wooed his opera singer wife with a determination befitting a man who won the Military Cross. Now, in 1934, this Etonian science teacher’s admiration for the works of Wagner leads him to embark on an ambitious project: the construction of an Opera House on his estate in Sussex. But such is the scale of the enterprise that passion alone may not be enough. It’s only when a famous violinist is accidentally fogged in overnight in Eastbourne that Christie first hears word of a group of refugees for whom life in Germany is becoming impossible. Perhaps they can deliver Christie’s vision of the sublime - assuming of course they’re willing to cast his wife in the lead."
The production will be directed by Jeremy Herrin, with design by Rae Smith. Music for the production is composed by Paul Englishby, with lighting design by James Farncombe, and sound design by Tom Gibbons.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.