News: Jemma Redgrave and Oliver Cotton in Duet for One

News: Jemma Redgrave and Oliver Cotton in Duet for One

Lee Dean and Daniel Schumann, in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, are delighted to announce a strictly limited UK tour of Tom Kempinski’s award-winning play Duet For One, directed by Robin Lefevre and starring Jemma Redgrave as Stephanie Abrahams and Oliver Cotton as Dr Feldmann. The tour will begin at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 22 September 2017.

In this powerful, deeply moving, and at times poignantly funny play, Stephanie Abrahams, 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, resulting in a duel between two razor-sharp minds. Tom Kempinski’s dazzling play emerges as an ultimately life-enhancing tribute to the human spirit.

Based on the life of world renowned musician Jacqueline Du Pré, Duet For One premiered at the Bush Theatre in 1980 with Frances De La Tour and David de Keyser and had great success in subsequent West End and Broadway runs, including a major revival in 2009 starring Juliet Stephenson and Henry Goodman.  The film adaptation of Duet For One, released in 1986, saw Julie Andrews nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress.

 

Duet for One plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 22 September – 7 October 2017 before embarking on a UK tour. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.

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