David Hare’s play The Moderate Soprano will make its West End premiere next spring at the Duke of York’s Theatre, with performances from April 5-June 30, 2018.
Jeremy Herrin, whose celebrated production played a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre in 2015, will return to direct the play with new set and costume designs.
Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll (pictured) will reprise the roles of Glyndebourne founder John Christie and soprano Audrey Mildmay. Further casting for the West End is still 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 opera house was triumphantly born amid stiff manhattans, rolling lawns and the sound of sheep from across the HaHa. It was to become revered the world over.