Tom Kempinski’s award winning play Duet For One is currently on a strictly limited UK tour until 18th November. Having already stopped off in Birmingham, Cambridge and Richmond, the play is just about to finish its run in Edinburgh before finishing up in Malvern and Chichester. The play follows Stephanie Abrahams, a concert violinist who is struck by an unforeseen tragedy while she’s at the top of her game. The play follows Stephanie and her psychiatrist Dr Feldmann (played by Oliver Cotton) as the two razor sharp minds cross paths in this moving play.
In the midst of touring, I was lucky enough to shoot some quick fire questions to Belinda Lang who plays Stephanie about the play and what her touring must haves are. Belinda is best known for playing Bill in 2 Point 4 Children. Her additional screen credits include The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries, Second Thoughts, Dear John, The Bretts and To Serve Them All My Days. Belinda has also appeared in many West End productions including Dead Funny, Hay Fever, Life x3, What The Butler Saw, Things We do for Love and Ring Round The Moon, and national tours including Moira Buffini’s Gabriel, Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and Oklahoma!.
HS: How would you describe the play and your character?
Funny, sad, absorbing
HS: What drew you to the project?
HS: What is the most challenging aspect of acting against only one other actor?
More lines to learn
HS: Finally, what are the touring must haves for when you are hopping from venue to venue?
Train tickets, digs address, toothbrush and make-up.
Thanks to Belinda for answering my questions. You can see Belinda and Oliver Cotton starring in Duet For One directed by Robin Lefevre at the following tour stops below:
2017 TOUR SCHEDULE
30 October – 4 November Edinburgh King’s Theatre 0131 529 6000
6 – 11 November Malvern Festival Theatre 01684 892277
13 – 18 November Chichester Festival Theatre 01243 781312
Until next time,