Gus Christie said: “I am delighted that David Hare’s play about the origins of Glyndebourne, which sheds light on my grandparents’ extraordinary vision and the creative tensions that existed in pulling it off, is coming to the West End in the Spring“.
The Moderate Soprano is produced in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions, Caro Newling for Neal Street Productions, Karl Sydow and Greg Ripley-Duggan for Hampstead Theatre, in association with Raymond Gubbay and Bob Bartner.
David Hare – Writer
David Hare is a playwright and film-maker. He has written over thirty stage plays which include Plenty, Pravda (with Howard Brenton), The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Skylight, Amy’s View, The Blue Room, Via Dolorosa, Stuff Happens, South Downs, The Absence of War, The Judas Kiss and The Red Barn.
For film and television, he has written over twenty-five screenplays which include Licking Hitler, Wetherby, Damage, The Hours, The Reader, Denial, and the Worricker Trilogy: Page Eight, Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield.
His BBC/Netflix series Collateral will be shown in the new year, his play I’m Not Running opens at the National Theatre next October, and his screenplay about Rudolf Nureyev’s defection to the West, The White Crow, has just finished filming. In a millennial poll of the greatest plays of the 20th century, five of the top 100 were his.