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The Moderate Soprano

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 was triumphantly born amidst stiff manhattans, rolling lawns and the sound of sheep from across the HaHa. It was to become revered the world over. 

Such was the scale of the enterprise that love alone was not enough. When a famous violinist was fogged in overnight in Eastbourne, Christie first heard of a group of refugees for whom life in Nazi Germany had become impossible. Perhaps they could help deliver Christie’s vision of the sublime – assuming of course they would be willing to cast Audrey as the leading light. 

David Hare’s new play, first seen at Hampstead Theatre in 2015, is the story of an intense love affair and the unrelenting search for artistic excellence in the face of searing scrutiny, sacrifice and the impending Second World War.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. Please print this voucher and present it to the box office staff on the day of the show. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

Performance Times

5th April – 30th June 2018

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm

Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Where Do I Go

Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG 

The nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).

Leicester Square: From the station head north up Charing Cross Road and take the first right onto Long Acre. When the road intersects with Upper St. Martin's Lane turn left. The theatre is a two minute walk away down the road. 

Charing Cross: See the directions in the 'Train' section above. 

Bus: There are plenty of buses operating in this area. 

For the Strand take buses: 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 91 and 139. 

For Charing Cross take the 24, 29, 47, 176.

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Latest customer reviews

  • a great untold bit of history

    5 July 2018

    here's how Glyndebourne started, with a devoted love story and some World War Two history entwined. I'm a Roger Allam fan so anythinghe's in...

    Dale Evans Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Better than Moderate

    2 July 2018

    The subject matter was not unfamiliar, so it kind of became more of a document-drama. The cast were superb wit and pathos shone through in equal measure. Glyndebourne, Opera, Aristocracy and impresarios could have been such a dry uninteresting subject, but David Hare made the humanity shine through and that was the really interesting aspect.

    Hazel Reece Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • 1 July 2018

    Lovely story, brilliant acting and humour.

    M Cingo Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • A Theatrical Treat.

    29 June 2018

    Roger Allam was brilliant, Nancy Carroll marvellous and rest of the cast pretty damn good. Great direction of a terrific play by David Hare. As you probably gather we really enjoyed The Moderate Soprano, an amazing, fascinating, touching true story. What a pity it only has a limited run.

    Michael Barrell Confirmed ticket purchaser

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