The Moderate Soprano at Duke of York's Theatre tickets
The Moderate Soprano at Duke of York's Theatre tickets

The Moderate Soprano tickets from £17.75

Tickets from £17.75

Overview

After a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at the Hampstead Theatre in 2015, Jeremy Herrin’s production of David Hare’s celebrated play The Moderate Soprano receives its West End premiere. Revived at the Duke of York’s Theatre, the production stars Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll, who reprise their roles, with tickets available for a strictly limited run.

Set against the backdrop of the impending Second World War, The Moderate Soprano uncovers how one of the greatest opera houses in the world was formed. Dubbed as ‘Glyndebourne’s Original Love Story’, the play discovers the intense relationship between eccentric English schoolteacher John Christie and German refugees, including the beautiful, young soprano Audrey Mildmay.

Infatuated with her, and eventually wedding, the pair go on to form one of the world’s leading arts houses, in the face of scrutiny, sacrifice and a World War. Remaining more pertinent than ever, Hare’s play explores the fight for the arts in the face of extreme adversity.

Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll return to the stage to reprise their roles as John Christie and Audrey Mildmay, respectively, after receiving five-star reviews from London’s major critics. Allam is best known for his multiple RSC credits, including shows such as Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, as well as musicals La Cage Aux Folles and City of Angels. Olivier Award-winning actress Nancy Carroll’s extensive theatre credits include Young Marx, Woyzeck and Closer.

The Moderate Soprano is directed by Artistic Director of Headlong Jeremy Herrin, whose recent successes include Labour of Love at the Noel Coward Theatre and the smash-hit, multi-award winning People, Places & Things, which recently transferred to Broadway. He is joined by multi-award winning designer Bob Crowley, who creates new set and costume design for the play.

From the writer behind Skylight and The Judas Kiss, The Moderate Soprano is Hare’s celebrated play that examines the importance of the arts as escapism in any society. Playing a strictly limited season at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre, the production runs from 5 April to 20 June 2018, with a press night on 12 April 2018.

Recommended for

Anyone who saw the play at the Hampstead Theatre should get tickets for its West End run, which features brand new set and costume design by multi-award winner Bob Crowley.

Tickets for The Moderate Soprano may not be suitable for young children.

Age Recommendations: Not suitable for children

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours (including an interval)
Opened: 05 Apr 2018
Press night: 12 Apr 2018
Booking from: 24 Jun 2018
Booking until: 30 Jun 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Monday 25 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 26 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 27 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Thursday 28 Jun 20182:30pm7:30pm
Friday 29 Jun 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 30 Jun 20182:30pm7:30pm

Location and map

Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG

13 Reviews Add review

This is the second time I have seen this production (having seen it nearly two years ago at the Hampstead Theatre) and I enjoyed i... More

joc78 5"4, 258 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This is the second time I have seen this production (having seen it nearly two years ago at the Hampstead Theatre) and I enjoyed it just as much the second time around. It tells the story of how Glyndebourne in Sussex came to be the only private opera house in the world and the struggles and strains of the family to ensure that productions are put on there. The performances from Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll are first rate. My only gripe is there is hardly any opera sung (even though I'm no opera fan, I would have thought a production based on this story would have some). Nevertheless, it's a very entertaining play, superbly written by David Hare.

joc78 5"4, 258 reviews, 4 helpful votes

martyngrogan 5'10", 46 reviews, 1 helpful vote

martyngrogan 5'10", 46 reviews, 1 helpful vote

steffigolightly 165 cm, 98 reviews, 1 helpful vote

steffigolightly 165 cm, 98 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Really good show.

palelylaura 5'10", 97 reviews, 8 helpful votes

Really good show.

palelylaura 5'10", 97 reviews, 8 helpful votes

A good story and well told, about a dream or a love, for the music and his wife. The actors very good and the scenery very beautif... More

sergioAraujo 141 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A good story and well told, about a dream or a love, for the music and his wife. The actors very good and the scenery very beautiful.

sergioAraujo 141 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Excellent show with fine acting from all the cast particularly Roger Allam.

michelleayling 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Excellent show with fine acting from all the cast particularly Roger Allam.

michelleayling 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Entertaining, informative and amusing.

jeanettemartin 5' 3", 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Entertaining, informative and amusing.

jeanettemartin 5' 3", 27 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very much. Acting was excellent and rarely for a show these days the diction was also excellent. Stage set was good.

antonybradshaw 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very much. Acting was excellent and rarely for a show these days the diction was also excellent. Stage set was good.

antonybradshaw 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The Moderate Soprano is an excellent play by David Hare. The actors were very good & the play was beautifully done. It was simple ... More

rosemarybennett 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The Moderate Soprano is an excellent play by David Hare. The actors were very good & the play was beautifully done. It was simple & moving.

rosemarybennett 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes