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 a top London recording studio, a young songwriter, her producer, their lawyers and psychotherapists go to battle over who owns a hit song.
‘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.’
A sly, wry exploration of the dark side of the music industry by the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, the world premiere of Mood Music by Joe Penhall, is directed by Roger Michell.
Rhys Ifans plays Bernard, a Producer. Further casting to be anounced.
Writer Joe Penhall
Director Roger Michell
Set Designer Hildegard Bechtler
Costume Designer Dinah Collins
Composer & Music Supervisor David Arnold
Lighting Rick Fisher
Sound John Leonard
21st April – 16th June 2017
Old Vic Theatre