1st Night Photos: Goodman & Stevenson DuetDate: 13 May 2009
Matthew Lloyd's revival of Tom Kempinski’s Duet for One, starring Olivier Award winners Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman (pictured), opened at the Vaudeville Theatre last night (13 May 2009, previews from 7 May), transferring from the Almeida via a short regional tour (See News, 13 Mar 2009).
In the two-hander, Stevenson is celebrated concert violinist Stephanie Abrahams. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she consults psychiatrist Dr Feldmann, played by Goodman, whose probing questions delve deep her complex personality and force her to consider a future without music.
TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL OF DUET FOR ONE's 1ST NIGHT PHOTOS,
For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was on hand for the after party held at One Aldwych, where guests included June Brown, Gabby Roslin, Babs Powell, Robert Powell, Patrick Barlow, Hannah Waterman, Lindsay Duncan, Sharon Maughan and Amanda Redman.
Inspired by the real-life story of Jacqueline du Pre, Duet for One premiered in 1980 at the Bush, where Frances de la Tour and David Keyser starred, before transferring to the West End and Broadway. The 1986 Hollywood film starred Julie Andrews and Max von Sydow.
This new production - directed by Matthew Lloyd and designed by Lez Brotherston - ran from 29 January (previews from 22 January) to 14 March at the Almeida, before touring to Bath, Windsor and Richmond Theatre pre-West End.
- by Theo Bosanquet