Mood Music

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The world premiere of Joe Penhall's play Mood Music stars Tony-nominee Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard).

‘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.’

From the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, Mood Music is a play exploring the drama and the psychodrama of making music, directed by Roger Michell.

NEWS AND REVIEWS

Matt Lucas, Helen McCrory and Harriet Walter at the world premiere of Mood Music at the Old Vic - 3 May 2018

Review: Mood Music (Old Vic Theatre) - 3 May 2018

What to watch: best theatre to see this week - 30 Apr 2018

Mood Music at the Old Vic: Ben Chaplin and the cast in rehearsals - 10 Apr 2018

Rhys Ifans withdraws from the Old Vic's Mood Music - 27 Feb 2018

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