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Irving Stage Company seeks cast members for its 60th anniversary production of Chess




A Bury St Edmunds-based theatre company is seeking talent for its next musical production, which will mark the start of the group's 60th anniversary year.

One of the Irving Stage Company's previous productions at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. The company is seeking cast members for its next musical: Chess
One of the Irving Stage Company's previous productions at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. The company is seeking cast members for its next musical: Chess

The Irving Stage Company is bringing Chess to the Theatre Royal in March, 10 years after the musical was last staged in the town.

Amateur performers are sought for the cast, while the company is also looking for anyone willing to help out backstage and behind the scenes.

The musical, which was first staged in the West End in 1986 before a revival starring Michael Ball earlier this year, features music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of pop group ABBA and lyrics by Tim Rice. Its story revolves around a Cold War-era chess tournament and a love triangle.

Sing-throughs are on Monday at Barrow Village Hall, from 7.30-10pm, and on Wednesday at the Farmers Club, in Northgate Street, Bury, again from 7.30-10pm.

Auditions are on September 17 from 7.30-10pm at Barrow Village Hall, while on September 19 they are at the Farmers Club, in Northgate Street, Bury, 7.30-10pm.

There will be six performances of the musical at the Theatre Royal from March 12-16.

For more information, call Sian Couture on 07818 430873 or email couture.sian@hotmail.co.uk

The Irving Stage Company – initially called the Irving Club – was formed in 1959.



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