Ravens: Spassky Vs. Fischer


Reykjavik, 1972. All eyes are on Iceland ahead of 'the Match of the Century': Boris Spassky vs. Bobby Fischer. For the two contenders, the stakes have never been higher.
Ravens: Spassky Vs. Fischer at Hampstead Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Hampstead Theatre
Starts: Friday 29 November 2019
Closes: Saturday 18 January 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Tom Morton-Smith's gripping psychological thriller depicts a match that became a signature event of the Cold War, exploring how two very different individuals were co-opted to stand for contrasting political systems.


Tom makes his Hampstead Theatre debut following his critically acclaimed hit, Oppenheimer (RSC / West End).


Annabelle Comyn is the award-winning Artistic Director of Hatch Theatre Company. Her directing credits include Asking for It (The Abbey Theatre) and Look Back in Anger (The Gate Theatre).


Synopsis


"The Cold War is still a war.


Soft power is still power.


You're out here playing by the rules … they're out here playing to the crowd".


Reykjavik, 1972.


All eyes are on Iceland ahead of 'the Match of the Century': Boris Spassky vs. Bobby Fischer.


For the two contenders, the stakes have never been higher - the world title, unprecedented prize money, and stratospheric fame are all on the table.


But as the Cold War begins to heat up, each side of the Atlantic spots a major opportunity to demonstrate superiority over the other.


So why hasn't America's knight in shining armour shown up?


And why won't Russia's grandmaster listen to orders?


As the two superpowers prepare their opening gambits in a proxy battle of ideologies, with sport as the weapon of choice, both sides find themselves undermined by their pawns, who seem oddly unwilling to cooperate …


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 29 November 2019

Press night:Thursday 5 December 2019

Closes:Saturday 18 January 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm (from 11 Dec)

Saturday - 3-00pm (from 7 Dec)


Tickets


Previews:

Previews:

Full price: £30/£27/£18


Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Seniors* (matinees only): £25/£20


Access: £16


Standard:

Mondays and matinees

Full price: £30/£27/£18


Tuesday - Saturday evenings

Full price: £37/£32/£25


Concessions:

Mondays and matinees

Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Seniors* (matinees only): £25/£20


Access: £16


*Ages 60+


Tuesday - Saturday evenings

Under 30s/Students: £15/£10


Access: £16


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Access information


Audio Described Performance:

Sat 11 Jan 3‑00pm


Captioned Performance:

Tue 07 Jan 7‑30pm


Creatives


Author: Tom Morton-Smith
Director: Annabelle Comyn
Production: Hampstead Theatre

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