THEATRE Duet for One Stephen Joseph theatre reviews Scarborough UK REVIEWS

Duet for One

The Round
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Scarborough
ENGLAND

Words say it all

If you are gong to have a conversation in a theatre the audience needs to here the diction. It did not happen in "Duet for One" at the Stephen Joseph theatre Scarborough when William Gaunt and Haydn Gwynne exchanged words. This is not television where technicians can play around with what the actors give them. William Gaunt was fine, but Haydn Gwynne spoke so fast, as if she wanted to wanted to be somewhere else. This meant a lot was missed or misunderstood by the audience. A pity for the play had a lot to say.

We had here a concert violin soloist who had contracted multiple sclerosis and could not come to terms with the outcome. This gave a platform for this play by Tom Kempinski to get over this relationship of patent and doctor. Director Robin Herford should have heard what was happening, but it seems to have passed him bye.

However, if you want to see a play that has something to say and are prepared to stick with it then this is the time to spent at the theatre. © BA

“Duet for One” is at the Round, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough from the 13th October to the 17th of november, 2012. Box Office Telephone: 01723 370541. Ticket prices: Adults £15 - £24.50. The lift should be working at least 15 minutes before the curtain rises.

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