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 … Read more
Maybe we were all weary at the end of a full day of theatre; maybe, and with ample justification, the cast were flagging after appearances in different roles in the previous two parts of the trilogy, but whatever the explanation Richard III seemed something of an anti-climax rather than a natural culmination of this notable revival of the Barton/Hall Wars of the Roses.