Jemma Redgrave and Oliver Cotton are to play Stephanie Abrahams and Dr Feldmann respectively in a new limited UK tour of Tom Kempinski’s award-winning play Duet For One.
Jemma Redgrave is best known for her roles as Eve Granger in Cold Blood and Bernie Wolfe in BBC One’s Holby City. Actor and writer Oliver Cotton for his role as Cesare Borgia in BBC’s The Borgias as well as Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street and the film The Dark Knight Rises.
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 will be directed by multi award-winning director Robin Lefevre and designed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Lez Brotherston, with lighting by Ian Scott and sound by John Leonard. The national tour is produced by Lee Dean and Daniel Schumann, in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
DUET FOR ONE UK TOUR
22 September – 7 September 2017
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
9 – 14 October 2017
Cambridge Arts Theatre
23 – 28 October2017
30 October – 4 November 2017
King’s Theatre Edinburgh
6 – 11 November 2017
Malvern Festival Theatre