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 play, Stephanie Abrahams (Belinda Lang, 2 Point 4 Children, Oklahoma!), a brilliant concert violinist who seemingly has it all, is forced to re-evaluate her life when struck down by an unforeseen tragedy.
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.
A visually stunning stage is set and violin music fills the auditorium. Each scene is a snapshot of Stephanie Abrahams (Belinda Lang) and her psychiatrist Dr Feldmann’s (Olive Cotton) sessions. With only two cast members the actors are much more exposed to the audience.
Belinda Lang gives a believable performance with a roller coaster of emotions from start to finish. Oliver Cotton is quite mysterious and unnerving as Dr Feldmenn.
The play is slow burning with interesting characters. Although the play was not to my particular taste it would be appealing to many.
Tue 31 October to Sat 4 November | King’s Theatre
Evenings 7.30pm Matinees Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 5 mins (includes 20 min interval)
Call for tickets on 0131 529 6000 or visit edtheatres.com
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