Originally enjoying an acclaimed run in London’s West End, Tom Kempinski’s multi-award winning play, starring Belinda Lang and Jonathan Coy now comes to Darlington. In this powerful, deeply moving and poignantly funny play, 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 (Jonathan Coy) and through a series of highly charged encounters is led to examine her deepest emotions and finally to consider a future without music. Two of British theatre’s finest actors rise to the challenge of portraying this duel between two razor sharp minds and the humour that underlines their relationship.
Belinda Lang is best known for 2 Point 4 Children, Second Thoughts, Dear John and The Bretts. Her West End appearances include Dead Funny, Hay Fever, Life x3, What The Butler Saw, Alan Bennett’s Single Spies and Oklahoma!
Jonathan Coy played George Murray in Downton Abbey, Bracegirdle in Hornblower and Henry in the long running series Rumpole. Recent TV includes Collateral & Endeavour. National Theatre credits include The Hard Problem, The Magistrate & Democracy. He recently appeared in Ink in the West End.
‘Robin Lefevre’s excellent revival. Belinda Lang is superb. Beautifully acted, compelling, clever and deeply moving.’ Broadway World ‘Belinda Lang is excellent.
‘A moving elegy to human endurance and to the transfiguring power of music.’ The Stage