23rd - 29th November 2020

The Chess Player

Theatre Omnibus (USA)

The Chess Player  


Imprisoned by Nazis. Solitary confinement. A stolen book of chess games is a prisoner’s only grasp on sanity. Fighting off madness by choosing schizophrenia, he survives, dividing himself into two feuding chess masters. A reimagining of Zweig's classic. 

'An absolute must see' (Broadway Baby)

Reviews, awards, more information

'McElvain is superb... eyes twinkling with humour one moment, staring hauntingly into your soul the next' **** (Three Weeks) 

'Mesmerising... completely immersed into a tiny room with a Nazi prisoner' ***** (Broadway Baby) 

'An absolute must see' (Broadway Baby) *****

'Utterly wonderful' (Last Minute Tix)

How to watch? 

Stream on demand on our YouTube channel from 6pm on Friday 28th May until midnight on Saturday 5th June. 

Support the artists directly by purchasing a Prague Fringe Prologue Access Pass. 100% of the income generated from the sale of these passes will be paid out to the 15 companies in the Prague Fringe Prologue programme. 

Dramox selection

This show will transfer to our partner theatre-streaming site Dramox from June/July. 

Date & Time
28th May - 5th June
Age Accessibility

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