News: Tara Fitzgerald and Maureen Beattie to star in Duet For One

The Orange Tree Theatre has announced their production of Tom Kempinski’s 1980 drama Duet For One. Richard Beecham makes his OT debut directing Tara Fitzgerald (Stephanie Abrahams) and Maureen Beattie (Dr Feldmann) in this new adaptation accompanied by live music. The production opens on 16 February, with previews from 11 February, and runs until 18 March 2023.

Tom Kempinski’s moving and hopeful story has triumphed in the West End and on Broadway, later turned into a feature film starring Julie Andrews and Alan Bates. Duet For One runs in place of Grim Brenda which will be staged at later date, with full details to be confirmed.

OT Artistic Director Tom Littler said: 

Duet for One is one of the great plays about music, but its resonance goes much wider. I’m delighted we’re producing Tom Kempinski’s beautiful chamber play. Tara Fitzgerald and Maureen Beattie are a dream cast, and Richard Beecham’s production will reinvent Duet for One for a new generation. We look forward to staging Grim Brenda in the future.”

Photo: Rebecca Need-Menear

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