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Almeida Theatre's Duet for One transfers to West End's Vaudeville Theatre from 7 May 2009.
The Almeida Theatre production of Tom Kempinski's, Duet For One, will transfer to West End's Vaudeville Theatre, opening 12 May 2009, following previews from 7 May 2009 - booking to 1 Aug 2009.
Directed by Matthew Lloyd, the two-hander will continue to feature Juliet Stevenson (Stephanie Abrahams), Henry Goodman (Dr Feldmann).
Juliet Stevenson's London stage credits include "The Seagull" at the Lyttelton, NT in 2006; "Alice Trilogy" at the Royal Court Downstairs in 2005; "We Happy Few" at the Gielgud in 2004;"The Country" at the Royal Court Downstairs in 2000; "Private Lives" at the Lyttelton, NT in 1999.
Henry Goodman's London stage credits include "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Savoy in 2007; "Hypochondriac" at the Almeida in 2005; "The Birthday Party" at the Duchess in 2005; "Feelgood" at the Hampstead & Garrick in 2001; Chicago" at the Adelphi in 1998; "Guys & Dolls" at the Olivier, NT in 1996; "Broken Glass" at the Lyttelton, NT & Duke of York's in 1994/1995.
At the Almeida Theatre (22 Jan to 14 Mar 2009) the play received terrific notices from the popular press : THE EVENING STANDARD says, "I WAS pained, enthralled and finally exhilarated by Matthew Lloyd’s superb production of Tom Kempinski’s Eighties play." THE DAILY MAIL says, "Very moving." THE GUARDIAN says, "Fine revival"; THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "This is a noble and deeply moving piece of theatre, blessed with wit, insight and a refusal merely to wallow in misfortune and let the audience have a good cry."
It is designed by Lez Brotherston , lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by John Leonard.
Celebrated concert violinist Stephanie Abrahams is forced to rethink her career and her life after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. On the advice of her husband, a successful composer she consults psychiatrist Dr Feldmann, whose probing questions delve deep into her complex personality. For the first time, Stephanie is forced to consider a future without music.
(The Woman in Mind, currently playing at the Vaudeville, will now close 4 weeks early on 2 May 2009.)