The Moderate Soprano at Duke of York's Theatre

The Moderate Soprano tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London

Duke of York's Theatre, London

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The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Few people know the extraordinary story of how an eccentric English schoolmaster bumped into three refugees from Hitler’s Germany and formed one of the world’s great opera houses.

David Hare’s acclaimed new play on the origin of Glyndebourne comes to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre in Spring 2018.

Olivier Award winners Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll will reprise the roles of Glyndebourne founder John Christie and soprano Audrey Mildmay, directed by Jeremy Herrin (People, Places & Things).

The Moderate Soprano runs from 5 April 2018 until 30 June 2018 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.


The two great passions in John Christie’s life were opera and a beautiful young soprano, Audrey Mildmay, with whom he was completely smitten.

Together with his formidable drive, they fuelled what many first saw as a monumental folly in the South Downs.

Glyndebourne was triumphantly born amidst stiff manhattans, rolling lawns and the sound of sheep from across the HaHa. It was to become revered the world over.


The cast is led by Roger Allam (La Cage Aux Folles, Money) and Nancy Carroll (After the Dance, Call The Midwife).


Written by David Hare, directed by Jeremy Herrin with design by Bob Crowley.


★★★★ “David Hare’s Glyndebourne play hits the high notes.” The Guardian
★★★★ “It’s brought to life by pitch-perfect acting” Time Out

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 30 June 2018
Special notes

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Important COVID entry requirements

You are required by law to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue, unless exempt or under 11 years of age.
Proof of vaccine and/or test
You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.
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Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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