Telling the story of operatic impresario John Christie, David Hare’s heart-rending drama The Moderate Soprano makes a long-awaited West End premiere at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Lauded by audiences and critics alike during a highly acclaimed 2015 run at the Hampstead Theatre, The Moderate Soprano is now set to hit all the right notes in the West End, with original stars Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll returning to lead the cast.
Jeremy Herrin will return to the production to direct the celebrated play, while there will be brand new set and costume designs by the multi award-winning theatre and opera designer, Bob Crowley.
Set in the South Downs of Sussex, the show centres on Christie, whose two greatest passions are opera and a beautiful young soprano, Audrey Mildmay, with whom he was completely in love. In a move which many believed to be folly, the couple proposed the formation of the Glyndebourne Opera House, an idea met with stiff opposition.
Roger Allam - Captain John Christie
Nancy Carroll - Audrey Mildmay
Paul Jesson - Dr Fritz Busch
Anthony Calf - Professor Carl Ebert
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd - Rudolf Bing
Jade Williams - Jane Smith