Duet For One
Tue 31 October to Sat 4 November | King's Theatre
Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
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DUET FOR ONE
By Tom Kempinski
Originally produced at the Almeida and following an acclaimed run in London’s West End, Tom Kempinski’s multi award winning play Duet for One comes to Edinburgh.
In this powerful and deeply moving playStephanie Abrahams (Jemma Redgrave), 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 (Oliver Cotton) 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 wry humour that underlines their relationship.Tom Kempinski’s dazzling play emerges as a gripping, poignantly funny and ultimately life- enhancing tribute to the human spirit.
Jemma Redgrave recently appeared in the BBC TV series Holby City. She also appeared in Cold Blood, Bramwell and Judge John Deed. Jemma’s many West End credits include The Three Sisters with Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave.
Oliver Cotton has played leading roles at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and in London’s West End. His many TV appearances include The Borgias, Poirot: Waking The Dead, Midsomer Murders and Sensitive Skin.
“NO ONE SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN THE THEATRE CAN AFFORD NOT TO SEE THIS PLAY” The Financial Times
“TOM KEMPINSKI’S PLAY IS A MASTERPIECE. UNMISSABLE” The Times
“A GRIPPING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER. COMPELLING, BRILLIANT, SUBLIME” Daily Telegraph
“TOM KEMPINSKI’S PLAY IS A CRACKLING GAME OF VERBAL CAT AND MOUSE. A VERY MOVING DUET” Daily Mail
“A JOY TO WATCH” Financial Times
"A WONDERFULLY SENSITIVE PLAY, POSITIVE AND OPTIMISTIC" The Financial Times
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