Duet for One
November 6th - November 11th
Belinda Lang and Oliver Cotton
in Duet for One
By Tom Kempinski
Originally produced at the Almeida and following an acclaimed run in London’s West End, this UK tour of Tom Kempinski’s multi award winning play Duet for One tours the UK.
In this powerful and deeply moving play Stephanie Abrahams (Belinda Lang), a brilliant concert violinist who seemingly has it all, is forced to re-evaluate her life when struck down by an unforeseen tragedy. Faced with a truth too difficult to comprehend she consults psychiatrist Dr Feldmann (Oliver Cotton) and through a series of highly charged encounters is led to examine her deepest emotions and finally to consider a future without music.
Two of British theatre’s finest actors rise to the challenge of portraying this duel between two razor sharp minds and the wry humour that underlines their relationship. Tom Kempinski’s dazzling play emerges as a gripping, poignantly funny and ultimately life- enhancing tribute to the human spirit.
Oliver Cotton has played leading roles at the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and in London’s West End. His many TV appearances include: The Borgias; Poirot: Waking The Dead; Midsomer Murders and Sensitive Skin.
Due to the indisposition of Jemma Redgrave, the role of Stephanie Abrahams in Tom Kempinski’s award-winning play Duet For One will now be played by Belinda Lang. She will join Oliver Cotton, playing Dr Feldmann, in Robin Lefevre’s production, which begins performances on 6th November at Malvern Theatres.
Belinda Lang is best known for playing Bill in 2 Point 4 Children. Other television credits include The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Second Thoughts, Dear John, The Bretts and To Serve Them All My Days. Belinda has also appeared in many West End productions including Dead Funny, Hay Fever, Life x3, What The Butler Saw, Things We do for Love, Ring Round The Moon and national tours including Moira Buffini’s Gabriel, Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and Oklahoma!.
“NO ONE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN THE THEATRECAN AFFORD NOT TO SEE THIS PLAY” The Financial Times
“TOM KEMPINSKI’S PLAY IS A MASTERPIECE. UNMISSABLE” The Times
“A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER. COMPELLING, BRILLIANT, SUBLIME” Daily Telegraph
“TOM KEMPINSKI’S PLAY IS A CRACKLING GAME OF VERBAL CAT AND MOUSE. A VERY MOVING DUET” Daily Mail
“A JOY TO WATCH” Financial Times
“A WONDERFULLY SENSITIVE PLAY, POSITIVE AND OPTIMISTIC.” The Financial Times
Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.