AN AWARD winning play is to be presented in Torquay this week at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
The Gambit is a new play inspired by an encounter between Anatoly Kaparov and Garry Kasparov and is to be performed at the British Chess Championships on August 2 and 3.
It is a fictionalised encounter between two figures who, in the dark days of the Cold War, were the two greatest chess players in the world when their friendship was torn apart.
Twenty-five years on, it has changed their world and when they agree to a reunion it seems more is at stake than a lost friendship, for the survival of the game and the future of their country has played a pivotal role.
The play won the Excellence in New Writing award from Buxton Fringe 2013. By turn gripping and thought-provoking, this is ultimately a moving portrait of a lost friendship.
Performances take place on August 2 at 3pm and 8pm and on August 3 at noon, 3pm and 7pm.
Tickets can be booked by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org