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VenueHampstead Theatre
Other spaces: Michael Frayn Space/Hampstead Downstairs
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From29th November 2019
Opened5th December 2019
To18th January 2020
When19:30. Dec 5 at 19:00. Sat Mats 15:00. Wed Mats 14:30
What is currently on at Hampstead Theatre (V202)

Ravens: Spassky Vs. Fischer

Ravens: Spassky Vs. FischerT1034998901
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... 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.
Author Tom Morton-Smith

Archive :: production:T1034998901, play:S1642939076, venue:V202

Production details

World Premiere.


Producer Hampstead Theatre
Director Annabelle Comyn
Design Jamie Vartan
Lighting Howard Harrison
Music Philip Stewart
Sound Philip Stewart
Other Jack Phelan (video)
Director Mike Ashcroft (movement director)
Performer Gunnar Cauthery (Gudmundur)
Performer Simon Chandler (Max Euwe)
Performer Buffy Davis (Fred/Lina)
Performer Philip Desmeules (Lothar)
Performer Robert Emms (Bobby Fischer)
Performer Solomon Israel (William Lombardy/Henry Kissinger)
Performer Beruce Khan (Livo)
Performer Emma Pallant (Regina)
Performer Ronan Raftery (Boris Spassky)
Performer Rebecca Scroggs (Nikolai)
Performer Gyuri Sarossy (Efim)
Performer Gary Shelford (Saemi Rokk)

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