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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.

Duke Of York's Theatre

Latest customer reviews

  • Great story..wonderful actors

    1 May 2018

    I attended with a friend disinterested in the story and really not a willing participant in the evening. He was the one who came out of the theatre thrilled by every aspect! A wonderful night out in the west end.

    Linn Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Great British theatre

    24 April 2018

    Excellent acting. Brilliant 2nd act. Loved the typically English sets. Just one minor criticism :Fritz and Karl spoke with (too) perfect English accents considering their origins.

    Mariann KO Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • good in parts

    23 April 2018

    As the daughter of a german jewish mother who fled to England in 1935 I was very emotionally involved in thepai of exile. I found the play gripping but also flat. The german exiles spoke and behaved like actors in a drawing room drama.There was little evocation of the sense of loss of the sophisticated German culture that limited their achievements in England.

    frances corke Confirmed ticket purchaser

  • Lovely

    23 April 2018

    A lovely matinee performance. Great acting. Great set design. Theatre is nice and cozy.

    Raffa Confirmed ticket purchaser

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