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: Consent, Harold Pinter Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews of Nina Raine’s latest play at the Harold Pinter Theatre… The Upcoming: *** “Director Roger Michell smoothly manages each contentious sequence with sleek scene changes accompanied by playful chamber music.” JohnnyFox.co.uk: **** “Stephen Campbell Moore still excels as the smugly entitled barrister Ed, and nobody does better… 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 Round Up: My Cousin Rachel

Rachel Weisz stars in Roger Michell’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel. But what have critics been saying about the film adaptation?  The Guardian: **** “Weisz is a great villainess, a character who uses the promise of sex and the actual activity of sex for her own ends and yet keeps alive the possibility that… Read More

Review Round Up: Consent, National Theatre

Nina Raine’s new play is now playing at the National Theatre, starring Anna Maxwell Martin. But what have critics been saying about it?  The Stage: *** “Roger Michell’s production is, like the writing, precise and elegant, if a little too tidy.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Raine’s writing crackles with a sharp-tongued and witty energy.” Time Out: ****… Read More