Duet For One replaces Woman in Mind at the Vaudeville

Posted: 16th March 2009

Loosely based on the life of late English cellist Jacqueline du Pré, 'Duet for One' by Tom Kempinski makes it's West End return following it's 2009 run at the Almeida in January.

The award-winning play was made into a film in 1986, starring Julie Andrews (nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal) in the lead role as Stephanie Anderson - a world-famous concert violinist who is suddenly struck with multiple sclerosis.

The play replaces Alan Aykbourn's 'Woman in Mind', which closes a month early. Duet for One is at the Richmond Theatre for a week at the end of this month, before moving to the Vaudeville Theatre from 7th May to 1st August.

The play stars award-winning actors Juliet Stephenson and Henry Goodman. Juliet Stephenson's stage work has included Rosalind in 'As You Like It' (RSC) and most recently as Arkadina in 'The Seagull' at the National Theatre. Her film roles have included 'Truly Madly Deeply', for which she received numerous awards and a BAFTA-nominated performance in 'The Politician's Wife'.

Henry Goodman featured recently at the Almeida in 'The Hypochondriac', as well as an award-winning performance in 'The Merchant of Venice' at the National Theatre.

Tickets for the West End run range from £26 - £46, whilst tickets for the Richmond Theatre run cost between £16.50 and £27.50.

The last performance for 'Woman in Mind' at the Vaudeville is on Saturday 2nd May.

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