Mon 7 Apr 2014 – Sat 19 Apr 2014
By Kate Tempest
Directed by James Grieve & Stef O’Driscoll
A Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production
Lyrical fireworks. Live music. A story of love and redemption.
Chess is in prison. Facing a lengthy sentence, her cell mate becomes her soul mate. But when Serena is given parole, Chess faces total isolation. Hope comes in the form of a music producer looking for a reason to love music again. She finds a powerful voice in Chess. But to harness her talent, Chess must first face her past.
Following her smash-hit debut Wasted and sell-out success Brand New Ancients, Kate Tempest is a back with an incendiary new play.
Cast includes Demi Oyediran, Sheila Atim, Frances Ashman, Michelle Gayle, Cat Simmons, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Amanda Wilkin and Martina Laird.
Creatives include Tom Attwood and James Frewer (Musical Director), Joanna Scotcher (Designer), Jack Knowles and Simon Bond (Lighting Designers) and Tom Gibbons and Clive Meldrum (Sound Designers).
Paines Plough celebrates 40 years as the national theatre of new plays, delivering its biggest, boldest and furthest-reaching programme of work to date.
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Captioned performance Thursday 17 April.
★★★★ ‘Startlingly Beautiful‘
★★★★ ‘Ebullient, Catchy and Poetic’