Duet Resized.

Belinda Lang Oliver Cotton

Duet for One

By Tom Kempinski
Directed by Robin Lefevre

Please note that due to the indisposition of Jemma Redgrave, the role of Stephanie Abrahams will now be played by Belinda Lang.

Festival Theatre


Tom Kempinski’s play is a masterpiece


Tom Kempinski's enduringly popular 1980 play remains penetrating and compassionate


No one seriously interested in the theatre can afford not to see this

Financial Times

Beautifully acted and skillfully directed. It is compelling, clever and deeply moving

Broadway World

Originally produced at the Almeida Theatre and following an acclaimed run in London’s West End, this UK tour of Tom Kempinski’s multi award-winning play Duet for One visits Chichester. 

Stephanie Abrahams (Belinda Lang), 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 (Oliver Cotton) and through a series of highly charged encounters is led to examine her deepest emotions and finally to consider a future without music.

Robin Lefevre directs Tom Kempinski’s dazzling play with design by Chichester’s Design Associate, Lez Brotherston. With soaring music,this gripping and witty play ultimately emerges as a life-enhancing tribute to the human spirit.

Prologue members booking opens 
Saturday 16 September

Cast & Creatives


Belinda Lang

Stephanie Abrahams

Oliver Cotton

Dr Feldmann

Creative team

Robin Lefevre


Lez Brotherston


Ian Scott

Lighting Designer

John Leonard

Sound Designer


Running Time
2 hrs and 10 mins including the interval