Mood Music at Old Vic Theatre tickets
Mood Music at Old Vic Theatre tickets

Mood Music tickets from £25.25

Tickets from £25.25


‘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.’

Multi-award winning writer Joe Penhall presents a world premiere of his gripping new drama Mood Music at London’s Old Vic Theatre, as part of the highly anticipated 2018 season. With further productions including stage adaptations of Fanny & Alexander and A Monster Calls, the play sees a battle take place between industry titans about the impact of music on its creators.

Taking place in a state-of-the-art London recording studio, Mood Music sees two songwriters at loggerheads, accompanied by their lawyers and psychotherapists. Just how damaging can music be? With ever-growing egos and personalities in the industry, this highly topical play studies the effects of music on our innermost feelings and the psychology of creating mixed melodies.

Mood Music is written by multi-award winning playwright Joe Penhall, who had recent success with the 2015 Olivier Award-winning Kinks’ musical Sunny Afternoon. Further works include his award-winning 2000 play Blue/Orange, which earned the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play. His television drama The Long Firm was nominated for a BAFTA, whilst screen credits include Enduring Love and The Road.

The production stars Rhys Ifans, who recently appeared as Scrooge in the Old Vic's A Christmas Carol, as well as King Lear, as well as Seana Kerslake (Can't Cope, Won't Cope) as Cat.

Acclaimed screen director Roger Michell directs Mood Music, with credits including Enduring Love and Notting Hill. The production also features lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by John Leonard.

Mood Music plays at London’s Old Vic Theatre for a limited run, as the second production in the theatre’s 2018 season. The show runs at the venue from 21 April to 30 June 2018, with a press night on 2 May 2018.

Recommended for

Fans of the Olivier Award-winning Sunny Afternoon will enjoy this new venture from the musical’s book writer, Joe Penhall. A gripping play, this new offering from the Old Vic is not to be missed.

Age Recommendations: Recommended ages 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opening: 27 Apr 2018
Press night: 02 May 2018
Booking from: 27 Apr 2018
Booking until: 30 Jun 2018

Next available performances

Friday 27 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 28 Apr 20182:30pm7:30pm
Monday 30 Apr 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 01 May 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 03 May 2018--7:30pm
Friday 04 May 20182:30pm7:30pm
Saturday 05 May 20182:30pm--

Location and map

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

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