Freddie and Svetlana roles cast for London CHESS concerts

Adam Pascal will play Freddie Trumper and Kerry Ellis will play Svetlana in London CHESS concert

Kerry EllisKerry Ellis who is currently starring in Wicked, will join Idina Menzel and American singer Josh Groban in Chess at the Royal Albert Hall. Also newly confirmed for the 21st-anniversary concert production, which takes place on 12 and 13 May 2008, is Broadway star Adam Pascal. Further casting is still to be announced.

"Chess in Concert involves a romantic triangle between two players in a World Chess Championship, and the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any specific individuals, the characters’ personalities are loosely based on those of Victor Korchnoi and Bobby Fischer," state press notes.

Chess has a book and lyrics by Tim Rice with music by Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Two players in a World Chess Championship are involved in a romantic triangle with the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any specific individuals, the characters’ personalities are loosely based on those of real-life chess players Victor Korchnoi and Bobby Fischer.

More information and tickets are available by calling the Royal Albert Hall Box Office: 020 7589 8212.

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