image Nancy Carroll & Roger Allam in The Moderate Soprano

In Pictures: The Moderate Soprano

Roger Allam is unrecognisable as John Christie in the West End production of David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano.

Allam and co-star Nancy Carroll reprise their roles of Glyndebourne founder John Christie and soprano Audrey Mildmay, in David Hare’s play about the founding of Britain’s premiere opera festival.

Known for his booming voice, Roger Allam is a veteran of stage, film and tv with roles: for stage, Les Misérables (West End), Limehouse and Privates on Parade (Donmar Warehouse), The Cherry Orchard, Money and Afterlife (National Theatre), La Cage Aux Folles (Playhouse), Boeing Boeing (Comedy); film, The Lady in the Van, The Woman in Black, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Tamara Drewe; and for tv; Endeavour, Game of Thrones, Speed Racer and The Thick of It.

Directed by Olivier Award winner Jeremy Herrin (People, Places and Things), The Moderate Soprano is the story of an intense love affair and the unrelenting search for artistic excellence in the face of searing scrutiny, sacrifice and the impending Second World War.


The Moderate Soprano

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Nancy Carroll in The Moderate Soprano, Duke of York's Theatre, 2018, (c) Johan Persson


The cast is completed by Paul Jesson as Dr Fritz Busch, Anthony Calf as Professor Carl Ebert, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd as Rudolf Bing and Jade Williams as Jane Smith.

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The Moderate Soprano is designed by multi award-winning theatre and opera designer, Bob Crowley, with lighting design by the esteemed Paule Constable, sound design by Simon Baker, original music composed by Emmy award winning Composer Paul Englishby and video designed by Luke Halls.

The Moderate Soprano is booking until 30 June at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London

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