'Music is medication. The elixir of life. It's for injecting into the blood stream to take away the pain& to promote euphoria& to adrenalise us and give us courage and fortitude.'
In an expensive London recording studio two songwriters, their lawyers and their psychotherapists go to battle over music.
'I'm not saying he's a sociopath. I'm just saying you find a lot of damaged people are drawn to the music industry. Lack of empathy, raging narcissism, grandiose egocentricity is expected of them.'
A play about the drama and the psychodrama of making music by the writer of Sunny Afternoon and Blue/Orange, the world premiere of Mood Music by Joe Penhall is directed by Roger Michell.