David Hare’s critically acclaimed play The Moderate Soprano will make its West End premiere next spring at the Duke of York’s Theatre, with performances from 5th April to 30th June 2018 and opening night for press on 12th April 2018. Tickets on sale to the general public from Tuesday 19th December at 10am.
Jeremy Herrin, whose celebrated production enjoyed a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre in 2015, will return to direct the play with brand new set and costume designs by the multi-award-winning theatre and opera designer, Bob Crowley.
Olivier Award winners Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll will reprise the roles of Glyndebourne founder John Christie and soprano Audrey Mildmay. Further casting for the West End is still to be announced.
The two great passions in John Christie’s life were opera and a beautiful young soprano, Audrey Mildmay, with whom he was completely smitten. Together with his formidable drive, they fuelled what many first saw as a monumental folly in the South Downs. Glyndebourne was triumphantly born amidst stiff manhattans, rolling lawns and the sound of sheep from across the HaHa. It was to become revered the world over.
THE MODERATE SOPRANO
Glyndebourne’s Original Love Story
By David Hare
Directed by Jeremy Herrin
Duke of York’s Theatre
St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
First performance: Thursday 5 April
Opening Night: Thursday 12 April at 7pm
Final performance: Saturday 30 June
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm (first Thursday matinee 19 April)
The Moderate Soprano Paperback – 5 Nov 2015