FIRST LOOK: Ben Chaplin and the cast in rehearsals for Mood Music at The Old Vic

Mood Music

Rehearsal images have been released ahead of the world premiere of Joe Penhall’s play Mood Music, which stars Tony-nominee Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard).

‘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.’

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.’

From the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, Mood Music is a play exploring the drama and the psychodrama of making music, directed by Roger Michell.


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