Duet For One

Duet For One

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In this powerful, deeply moving and poignantly funny 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 (Jonathan Coy) 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 humour that underlines their relationship. Tom Kempinski’s dazzling play emerges as a gripping, witty and 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.

Duration: 2 hours 5mins with interval

  • Tue 28 Aug 7:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Wed 29 Aug 7:30 PM Captioned

    Captioned performances are excellent for people who are deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. In these performances, the text of the performance is displayed above and to the side of the stage. They may also be of interest for those whose first language isn’t English and for anyone who finds it helpful to follow the text during a show.

    £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Thu 30 Aug 2:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Thu 30 Aug 7:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Fri 31 Aug 8:00 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Sat 1 Sep 2:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00
  • Sat 1 Sep 7:30 PM £37.50/£25.00/£17.50/£10.00

Book Tickets

  • Tue 28 August 7:30 PM
  • Wed 29 August 7:30 PM
  • Thu 30 August 2:30 PM
  • Thu 30 August 7:30 PM
  • Fri 31 August 8:00 PM
  • Sat 1 September 2:30 PM
  • Sat 1 September 7:30 PM

Based on the life of world renowned musician Jacqueline Du Pré.

Full Circle and Enjoy get 25% off a pair of tickets for opening night or Saturday matinee.

  • Tom Kempinski’s play is a masterpiece.
       
    Times
  • No one seriously interested in theatre can afford not to see this. A joy to watch.
       
    Financial Times
  • A gripping psychological thriller. Compelling, brilliant, sublime.
       
    Daily Telegraph
  • Robin Lefevre’s excellent revival. Belinda Lang is superb. Beautifully acted, compelling, clever and deeply moving.
       
    Broadway World
  • Belinda Lang is excellent. A moving elegy to human endurance and to the transfiguring power of music.
       
    Stage

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