It is not often that we see the messy workings of entertainment law and intellectual property that lurk behind the glossy exterior of the music industry.
Covering a diverse range of issues such as passion, creativity, power and control, Mood Music has many great elements – but can feel repetitive.
Mood Music is a timely piece of writing highlighting, as it does, questions of creativity, control, ownership, capitalism and personal well-being.
In addition to its experimental #OVinCamera live staging of Lungs, the Old Vic Theatre continues its free streaming of archived productions.
Random and topical thoughts and quotes gathered by My Theatre Mates contributor Aleks Sierz, first published on www.sierz.co.uk.
Joe Penhall’s play Mood Music about the music industry has officially opened at The Old Vic Theatre. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…
Mood Music is all about the music industry and the pains of creativity. It is a powerful journey into the dark heart of music-making — and surely a candidate for best play of the year.
The theatrical repertoire has a new monster: music producer-creator-arranger Bernard, created by Joe Penhall in Mood Music and brought to scorchingly memorable, sociopathically irresistible life by Ben Chaplin. Who is wonderful. Made for the part.
An exciting couple of months coming up on the Fringe – this month I’m checking out Theatre N16’s new venue for a couple of shows, for one thing, and next month The Bunker Theatre will be a bit of a hotbed for new writing.
Joe Penhall’s new play Mood Music is set in the music industry and examines the complex and tricky personalities whose deep and longstanding knowledge of how the ‘business’ works means they have become adept at manipulating every system.
Here’s a guide to a few of the shows that Love London Love Culture is looking forward to throughout May…
Ben Chaplin will be taking on the role of Bernard in the world premiere of Joe Penhall’s new play Mood Music at The Old Vic, replacing Rhys Ifans who is withdrawing from the production due to family reasons.
Well, we’re all still here… The big red button hasn’t been pushed yet and theatre is better than ever! But what’s coming up this year?
Following his current turn as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Rhys Ifans will return to the Old Vic Theatre in the new year to star in the world premiere of Joe Penhall’s new stage play Mood Music, which runs from 21 April to 16 June 2018.
200 days ahead of its 200th birthday, The Old Vic today (24 October 2017) marks the launch of its bicentenary and Matthew Warchus’ third year as Artistic Director of The Old Vic with a season of world premiere productions