Jeremy Herrin’s production of David Hare’s play will come to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre from the 5th April.
Following its sold out run at the Hampstead theatre in 2015, Jeremy Herrin’s production of David Hare’s play will have a West End run in spring 2018.
The West End premiere of the production will see Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll reprising their roles as Glyndebourne founder John Christie and his wife Audrey Mildmay with further casting 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 production is set to feature new set and costume designs by the multi award-winning theatre and opera designer, Bob Crowley and will be produced in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions, Caro Newling for Neal Street Productions, Karl Sydow and Greg Ripley-Duggan for Hampstead Theatre, in association with Raymond Gubbay and Bob Bartner.
The Moderate Soprano will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 5th April.