Watford Palace Theatre is presenting the first major UK tour of Duet for One, starring William Gaunt and Haydn Gwynne.
It’s been over two decades since Tom Kempinski wrote the much celebrated Duet for One, which examines in dramatic detail the impact that a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis has upon the life of an acclaimed concert violinist.
Haydn Gwynne, fresh from her multi-award-winning role in Billy Elliott the Musical and recently returned from New York, where she earned rave reviews playing Queen Elizabeth opposite Kevin Spacey’s Richard III, is playing the challenging role of Stephanie Abrahams the afflicted violinist.
William Gaunt – who recently starred in Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and played the title role in Rufus Stone (Best Film, Rhode Island Festival 2012) – undertook serious research for his role as Dr Feldmann whose job is to help his patient come to terms with the trauma of having MS
I saw this play in London many years ago with Frances de la Tour playing the stricken violinist. Its a strong play that stayed in my mind all this time – such is the powerful writing of Tom Kempinski. Do get to see it if you can!
Watford Palace Theatre 20 – 25 November
Box Office 01923 225671 or online: www.watfordpalacetheatre.co.uk