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Duet For One

In this powerful and deeply moving play, Stephanie Abrahams (Belinda Lang2 Point 4 ChildrenOklhahoma!), a brilliant concert violinist who seemingly has it all, is forced to re-evaluate her life when struck down by an unforeseen tragedy. Read more …

Faced with a truth too difficult to comprehend, she consults psychiatrist Dr Feldmann (Oliver Cotton,The Borgias,Midsomer Murders, Sensitive Skin) 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.

The critical consensus

Wonderfully acted but never really takes flight.

***(*)(*)Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre, 01/11/2017

The play’s final exchange is offered as a statement of emotional solidarity but could as easily be read as a doctor overpowering his patient’s explicitly reasoned desires – an apt and uneasy reflection of current concerns around patriarchal power plays.

****(*)Gareth Davies, The Reviews Hub, 01/11/2017

If some of the unreconstructed terminology dates the play beyond the rows of CDs lined up on Feldmann's shelves, it remains a gentle exploration of how the crushing of the artistic pulse can unleash all the inner demons being held at bay when the rhythm of life forces you to change key.

***(*)(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 03/11/2017

Where and when?

King's Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday October 31, 2017, until Saturday November 4, 2017. More info:

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