Thursday, June 6

Hadley Fraser to Star in the Machine

Hadley Fraser ends his run playing the lead in The Pajama Game at Chichester this weekend and then
goes on to star as Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov in the world premiere of Matt Charman's new play The Machine  at Campfield Market Hall as part of the Manchester Festival from 12th-21st July (previews from 10th July).

Produced and commissioned by Donmar Warehouse, Manchester International Festival, Park Avenue Armory, New York, it is directed by Josie Rourke (Donmar Warehouse artistic director) in a specially designed arena and  is based on Kasparov's 1997 New York chess tournament against Deep Blue, a super-computer developed by IBM in a bid to raise their stock price.

Francesca Annis will play his mother Clara and Kenneth Lee is Doctor Feng-Hsiung Tsu, the creator of chess machine Deep Blue.

The cast also includes: Lorenzo Allchurch, Antonia Bernath, Cornelius Booth, Nicholas Croucher, Daniel Harries, Rob Lines, David Mumeni, Phil Nichol, John Ramm, Lucille Sharp, Brian Sills and Trevor White.

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