“Mood Music” to be Streamed Free on Youtube

The Old Vic have announced that their second live stream play to feature on Youtube will be “Mood Music”. It will be available free to watch on Youtube between 8 July 2020 and 14 July 2020. This is a great chance for those unable to see this during it’s run to now experience Jemma on stage.

Behind its seductive and glamorous veneer, the music industry has a dark side. Whether it’s bitter legal battles fought by the likes of George Michael, Kesha and Tulisa, or the lost lives of Amy Winehouse and Chris Cornell, the price of fame and success can be brutal.

‘The music industry isn’t about healing heartbreak and vulnerability. It’s about selling it.’

In a top London recording studio, Cat, a young songwriter, her producer Bernard, their lawyers and psychotherapists go to battle over who owns a hit song. Amidst a gathering storm of bitter complaints and recriminations Cat and Bernard inflict a devastating toll on each other.

With heartfelt thanks to the generosity of all the casts, creatives and companies involved, a selection of full length Old Vic archive recordings of selected productions since Matthew Warchus became Artistic Director in 2015 will be hosted for free on The Old Vic’s YouTube channel. This will give audiences the chance to revisit loved collector’s item productions, or watch for the first time.

The second show to air will be Mood Music, the world premiere of which played over The Old Vic’s 200th birthday in 2018. This timely play about power, passion and the price of creativity is written by Joe Penhall (Sunny Afternoon, Blue/Orange) and directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Enduring Love).

The production, featuring the original cast, will go live at 7pm on Wednesday 08 July and will be available to watch until Tuesday 14 July.

The Old Vic Our Shows Screenings are supported by Royal Bank of Canada and PwC.

Mood Music is a timely new play about power, passion and the price of creativity, written by Joe Penhall (Sunny Afternoon, Blue/Orange) and directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Enduring Love).

The Old Vic Education Hub – Featuring “Mood Music”


The Old Vic have set up a new Education Hub on their website, which includes behind the scenes videos and Resource Packs.

“Mood Music” featuring Jemma Redgrave is one such Resource Pack and you can download it here:

“Mood Music” Resource Pack.

They will also be screening archived shows on their youtube channel. It may be worth subscribing as I’m sure we’re all hoping for “Mood Music” to be screened:

The Old Vic Youtube Channel

Video – “Mood Music” Cast – Happy Birthday, Old Vic