Ravens: Spassky Vs. Fischer
SYNOPSIS: 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…
Directed by Annabelle Comyn
Cast: Gunnar Cauthery, Simon Chandler, Buffy Davis, Philip Desmeules, Robert Emms, Solomon Israel, Beruce Khan, Emma Pallant, Ronan Raftery, Rebecca Scroggs, Gyuri Sarossy, Gary Shelford
Show Times: Monday- Saturday @7:30pm, Wednesday @2:30pm, Saturday @3pm. No matinee performances Saturday, November 30 or Wednesday, December 4.
Tickets from £16
- Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including interval
- Playwright: Tom Morton-Smith