The Chess Player


Imprisoned in solitary confinement by Nazis, a stolen book of chess games becomes the Prisoner's only way to cling to sanity. Fighting madness, he survives by dividing his mind into two feuding chess masters.
The Chess Player at Tristan Bates Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Tristan Bates Theatre
Started: Tuesday 13 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 17 November 2018
Running time:1 hr 15 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


Imprisoned in solitary confinement by Nazis, a stolen book of chess games becomes the Prisoner's only way to cling to sanity.


Fighting madness, he survives by dividing his mind into two feuding chess masters.


After his escape, he dares himself to walk the edge of a volcano of madness as he challenges the greatest chess player in the world to a match.


This is Richard McElvain's reimagining of Stefan Zweig's classic, and one of the best reviewed shows at last summer's Edinburgh Fringe.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
1A Tower Street
Covent Garden
London WC2H 9NP

Box office tel: 020 7240 6283

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 13 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 17 November 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 6‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 6‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 6‑00pm

Friday ‑ 6‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 6‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£10

Concessions:
£8

Cast


Richard McElvain

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