In this episode of the Glyndebourne podcast Katie Derham visits the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End which is currently home to a play by one of Britain’s foremost playwrights, Sir David Hare.
The play is called The Moderate Soprano and tells the extraordinary story of the founding of Glyndebourne by John Christie and his wife Audrey Mildmay. Katie’s guest is the Olivier Award-winning actor Roger Allam who plays the role of John Christie and tells us what it’s like to portray a man for whom opera was the guiding passion and principle of his life.
The Moderate Soprano runs until the 30 June at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Presenter: Katie Derham
Produced by Katherine Godfrey and Nathan Gower for Whistledown Productions for Glyndebourne Festival 2018
Image: Nancy Carroll and Roger Allam in The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Photographer: Johan Perrson