The Chess Player
by Richard McElvain

Imprisoned in solitary confinement by the Nazis, a stolen book of chess games allows The Prisoner to cling to sanity, dividing his mind into two feuding chess masters. After his escape, the play’s climax follows him to a chess tournament. Daring himself to walk the edge of a volcano of madness, he challenges the greatest chess player in the world to a match. Richard McElvain returns to the Fringe with a world premiere based on Stefan Zweig’s classic short story, published as The Royal Game.

C primo
C primo (studio) venue 41 19 Hill Street, Edinburgh EH2 3JP
2-28 Aug at 12:00 (1hr15)
Tickets £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50
Recommended 12+

Press Items

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The Chess Player Theatre Omnibus (Massachusetts, USA) Press Releasepdf2017-07-11451343