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Old Vic Theatre, London4.611 reviews
Ben Chaplin stars in the World Premiere of Mood Music.

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Get Mood Music Tickets now to see Ben Chaplin come to the Old Vic as a producer in this show about the darker side of the music industry.

Music is medication. The elixir of life. It’s for injecting into the bloodstream to take away the pain… to promote euphoria

A play about the drama and the psychodrama of making music by the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, the world premiere of Mood Music by Joe Penhall is directed by Roger Michell. In an expensive London recording studio two songwriters, their lawyers and their psychotherapists go to battle over music.

Ben Chaplin stars in this new drama, directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill). Set design by award winning designer Hildegard Bechtler, costume design by Dinah Collins, compositions by music supervisor David Arnold, lighting by Rick Fisher, and sound by John Leonard.

‘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.’

Book Mood Music tickets now to guarantee the best seats and cheapest tickets to this world premiere.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 14 will not be admitted.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

21 April 2018 - 16 June 2018


Due to the use of some strong language, this production is recommended for ages 14 and above.

Venue Information

Old Vic TheatreThe Cut, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB

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£65, £55, £30 and £21 all now £15

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Customer Reviews

11 reviews4.6

Phillip Woolever17th June

Sight lines weren't perfect and legroom was limited but a very good production overall with fine writing and solid actors, especially the excellent lead. A good bargain for the price, at a cool old theatre with nice, casual vibe in great location and easy arrival with nearby train station. Definitely hoping to return, and I will look to LTD for tickets.

Charles Ingram17th June

Fortunate to be sat in Seat H24 Stalls Front Row for the final performance of Mood Music. Thoroughly enjoyed the production run of this show at The Old Vic. For me the story of the play has been quite an eye opener as to the what really goes on in the music industry. I wish all the cast the best for their next projects and hope to see them again on stage in the near future,

Charles Ingram17th June

For this the final matinee I was sat in seat Stalls AA5. Being front row left hand side parallel with the actors performing on stage was amazing, felt very three dimensional and totally immersed in the story. I will miss this play now that it's closed as well as the entire cast, they were all brilliant!

liz14th June

The play was great i had great seats and the view was good. The actors were fantastic Jemma Redgrave is a must to see. I was lucky to get the chance to get the whole cast autographs.

Charles Ingram10th June

This is a clever and highly original new play at The Old Vic. I really recommend you go and see it before closing on 16th June 2018. The play is brilliantly acted by all the cast and stars Ben Chaplin and Seana Kerslake in lead roles.

Karen Pratt9th June

Mood music was well acted and an interesting piece although I think it lacks dramatic impact. It deals with current issues and perhaps the material is too predictable. I think also the stage at the Old Vic was too large for a play which would be better in a more intimate setting. I still enjoyed it though and found much of the dialogue witty and entertaining

Julie Davies9th June

Play of the year for me. The writing of a genius, clever clever set, superb directing and water tight woven ensemble of superlative actors. The whole package... intense so perfectly timed at an hour and 45 mins.

Jacqueline Wright7th June

Awesome play with an awesome cast. Highly recommend people to go and see.

Stefanie Bellino7th June

Really interesting play and the actors were excellent. Bit dry and wordy at times though

vincent sutton4th June

I absolutely loved this show. Brilliantly acted and a really interesting and thought-provoking subject.

oswyn Paulin26th May

very enjoyable and interesting production