REVIEW: Mood Music, Old Vic (Online)

Covering a diverse range of issues such as passion, creativity, power and control, Mood Music has many great elements – but can feel repetitive. Joe Penhall’s Mood Music, delves into the music industry to explore many dark themes including exploitation, power, control as seen through the eyes of singer Cat (Seána Kerslake) and music producer… Read More

NEWS: The Old Vic to Stream Mood Music Online

The Old Vic has announced that the next production it will be streaming for free is Joe Penhall’s Mood Music. As part of its ongoing online project ‘Your Old Vic’, the theatre has confirmed that it will be streaming Joe Penhall’s play for free from 7pm on the 7th July until the 14th July. Due… Read More

Review Round Up: Mood Music, Old Vic Theatre

Joe Penhall’s play about the music industry has officially opened at the Old Vic Theatre. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…  The Stage: **** “Penhall puts the musical idea of tension and resolution into his characters to create a fascinating, quietly gripping examination of creativity and everything that goes with it.” The Arts… Read More

NEWS: Rhys Ifans Set to Star in Mood Music at the Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic Theatre has announced the actor will star in the upcoming production of Joe Penhall’s exploration of the dark side of the music business.  ‘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.’… Read More

REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon, New Victoria Theatre

Guitars, girls and great music make up this fascinating and beautifully told story of the rise of The Kinks.  X Factor hopefuls should take note and come and watch this intriguing show that not only charts the rise of The Kinks but also offers an insight into the brutal music industry that they are all… Read More

Olivier Award Winning Musical Sunny Afternoon to Leave West End

It has been confirmed today that hit musical Sunny Afternoon is to close in the West End on the 29th October after more than two years in London.  Having won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical,  Sunny Afternoon transferred to the West End following a sold out run at the Hampstead Theatre in 2014. Sunny… Read More

Review Round Up…Blue/Orange @Young Vic Theatre

Matthew Xia directs this production of Joe Penhall’s play about race,ethics, sanity and prejudice at the Young Vic Theatre.  Time Out:****Andrzej Lukowski wrote: “all credit to Xia and cast for making this sardonic comment on another time and place feel horribly and exuberantly timeless.” WhatsOnstage.com: *** Matt Trueman said: “Matthew Xia’s production, though it shows how… Read More

Cast Announced for Blue/Orange at the Young Vic Theatre

Further casting has been announced for Matthew Xia’s production of Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange, running at the Young Vic from the 12th May to the 2nd July.  This new production of Joe Penhall’s play will see David Haig joining Daniel Kaluuya and Luke Norris in Matthew Xia’s production, which has now extended its run until the… Read More