Mood Music at The Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
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The world premiere of Mood Music at the Old Vic Theatre.

‘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.’

A play about the drama and the psychodrama of making music by Joe Penhall – the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange.

Mood Music stars Rhys Ifans as Bernard, a Producer.

Mood Music will run from 27 April 2018 until 16 June 2018 at the Old Vic Theatre.


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.’


The cast features Rhys Iffans.


Written by Joe Penhall, directed by Roger Michell with set design by Hildegard Bechtler, costume design by Dinah Collin, lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by John Leonard and composed by David Arnold.


Coming Soon.


Rhys Ifans will not be performing on Wed 6 or Wed 13 June matinee performances. Monday 18 June 2018 - Audio Described Performance - 7.30pm Wednesday 20 june 2018 - Captioned Performance - 7.30pm