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Hitchin Thespians Present
AN AMATEUR PRODUCTION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH SAMUEL FRENCH LIMITED

Chess

Music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Based on an idea by Tim Rice

Director Jim Snell
Musical Director Mike Payne

10-15th March 2008
Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Featuring the hit songs "I Know Him So Well" and "One Night in Bangkok", the game of chess has suddenly become trendy!

As the young American contender adds a bit of excitement to the otherwise dull and un-newsworthy International Chess Championships his second, a young English-woman, falls in love with the Russian Grand Master. Behind the scenes the politicians try to manipulate the championships for their own political gain, using the central characters like pawns in a game of chess.

With Lyrics by Tim Rice, Chess features a lush, romantic score written by the male members of Abba shortly after the break up of the group. The music has been described as nothing short of breathtaking.

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CAST LIST
 

  Russian   Tom Evans
       
  American   Matt Greenbank
       
  Florence   Tracey Gwynne
       
  Svetlana   Barbara Thomas
       
  Molokov   Mike Barker
       
  Arbiter   Charles Langford
       
  Walter   John Keogh
       
  Mayor   Chris Waghorn

POP CHOIR
Philippa Bayfield, Jo Lillian Cartwright, Alex Evans, Julia Nicholson, James Hamilton, Kier Home

FEMALE CHORUS
Jean Austin, Sarah Bailes, Donna Barrett, Holly Bohme, Caroline Bonja, Sarah Cunningham, Alison Day,
Chris Fox, Maz Greenbank, Anna Hallett, Katy King, Ranae McCrae,
Lucy Miller-White, Sandra Page, Melanie Plowman, Carolyn Roberts, Pat Staff,
Zoe Stubbs, Kate Webb

DANCERS
Sarah Bailes, Donna Barrett, Holly Bohme, Caroline Bonja, Sarah Cunningham, Alison Day,
Ranae McCrae, Melanie Plowman, Carolyn Roberts.

MALE CHORUS
Philip Arend, Ian Hamilton, Jack Lardent, Nick Morgan, Keith Mortland,
Kevin Nolan, Mike Roberts, Bryan Summers, Andy Wyllie

 

The cast:

Rehearsal Photographs
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Production Photographs
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Thanks to XMO4.com for permission to use these photographs
 
   

  

 

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