Tue 28 Aug - Sat 1 Sep, Main Stage
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
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.
Based on the life of world renowned musician Jacqueline Du Pré.