Mood Music - Sound #1 - Old Vic
★★★★★ 'Electrifyingly smart' The Financial Times
★★★★ 'This play rocks' The Times
★★★★ ‘Fascinating and highly topical’ The Guardian
★★★★ 'Brilliant performances by Ben Chaplin and Seána Kerslake' The Independent
Mood Music is a sparklingly acerbic new play about power, passion and the price of creativity, written by Joe Penhall (Sunny Afternoon, Blue/Orange) and directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Enduring Love).
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‘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 empathy.’
In a top London recording studio, Cat, a young songwriter, her producer Bernard, their lawyers and psychotherapists go to battle over who owns a hit song. Amidst a gathering storm of bitter complaints and brutal recriminations Cat and Bernard inflict a devastating toll on each other in a war that only one of them can win.
‘The music industry isn’t about healing heartbreak and vulnerability. It’s about selling it.’