Tuesday, July 20

Latest news on Chess Musical 2010 Tour

The new tour of Chess the Musical begins rehearsing this week without the Director as Craig Revel Horwood has posted a note on Twitter today:  “soaking up the sunshine in Greece for a week to recharge the batteries. Copa opened on Monday night and first music day for Chess. Busy beez”.

No doubt he will be joining the cast next week once the music has been set.  He has assembled a very impressive list of principals with Shona White (Wicked) as Florence Vassy: James Fox (Fame Academy Jesus Christ Superstar) the American:  Daniel Koek (West Side Story) the Russian:  Poppy Tierney (Mary Poppins Aspects of Love, Witches of Eastwick) Svetlana: James Graeme (Phantom of the Opera) Walter and David Erik (Dirty Dancing Phantom of the Opera) playing The Arbiter.

The Chess tour opens at Newcastle Theatre Royal on 27th August and currently runs until April 2011.  

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