Mood Music Reviews - Old Vic Theatre

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Venue Information
Old Vic Theatre

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut

Seating Plan


(7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 review(s)


Latest Review: "Awful! The set is as described by the other reviewer. The lead actress never really comes alive d..."

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    Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 by Liz S

Awful! The set is as described by the other reviewer. The lead actress never really comes alive despite supposedly being 'passionate' about her music.

Jemma Redgrave struts around sounding like the voiceover from one of those cheesy Accident Lawyers 4 U type advertisements.

Ben Chaplin does a good job with his portrayal of a louche, middle-aged 'teenager who never grew up' whilst acknowledging his monstrous ego and is responsible for the limited humour in the play.

Considering the subject matter, there was simply no tension or real drama there. The lead actress simply wasn't believable in the role and the material felt contrived and flat. It simply did not take off and we all left at the interval, something I have never previously done in all the years that I have been a theatregoer.

    Sunday, 29th Apr 2018 by Beverley Keech

A huge thrust stage with blue backlit screen some miles away at the rear, chairs placed against the screen for actors to sit when'off' which are rearranged for no apparent reason at the interval.

Drums and guitars are set to give hope of live music to illustrate and energise the performance. Sadly no, instead a little light strumming by an actress who learned a few chords for the show.

Characters stride around each other in a gladiatorial manner in messy overlapping scene structure that fails to illustrate the themes or create cohesion. Jemma Redgrave, a therapist, strides from her seat like a Marvel super hero only to utter various combinations of'what do you mean' or influence her client in a way that would have her struck off by any reputable professional body.

Ben Chaplin does a lovely job but then he gets all the best lines. A waste of a talented company.

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Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 16th June 2018
Booking Until: Saturday, 16th June 2018
Age Restriction: Recommended ages 12+
Important Info: Monday 18 June 2018 - Audio Described Performance - 7.30pm Wednesday 20 june 2018 - Captioned Performance - 7.30pm

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