Belinda Lang and Oliver Cotton have just kicked off a national tour of Tom Kempinski’s award-winning play Duet For One, directed by Robin Lefevre.
The tour began this week at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
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 enjoyed subsequent West End and Broadway runs, including a major revival in 2009 starring Juliet Stephenson and Henry Goodman.
Belinda Lang is best known for playing Bill in 2 Point 4 Children. Other television credits include The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Second Thoughts, Dear John, The Bretts and To Serve Them All My Days.
Belinda has also appeared in a number of West End productions including Dead Funny, Hay Fever, Life x3, What The Butler Saw, Things We do for Love and Ring Round The Moon, and national tours including Moira Buffini’s Gabriel, Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and Oklahoma!
Actor and writer Oliver Cotton is best known for his role as Cesare Borgia in the BBC series The Borgias.
His other recent television credits include Penny Dreadful, Musketeers and Ripper Street.
Cotton’s extensive stage career includes working with the National Theatre, Royal Court and Royal Shakespeare Company, and as well as appearing in Trevor Nunn’s The War of the Roses (Rose Theatre, Kingston).
In the West End he has appeared in The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic), Passion Play (Duke of York’s Theatre) and the self-penned Daytona (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
Writing for stage includes The Enoch Show (Royal Court), Scrabble (National Theatre) and his latest play, Dessert, which received its premiere at Southwark Playhouse this summer, directed by Trevor Nunn.
The national tour is produced by Lee Dean and Daniel Schumann, in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
2017 TOUR SCHEDULE
Until 7 October, Birmingham Repertory Theatre 9 – 14 October, Cambridge Arts Theatre 23 – 28 October, Richmond Theatre 30 October – 4 November, Edinburgh King’s Theatre 6 – 11 November, Malvern Festival Theatre 13 – 18 November, Chichester Festival Theatre.