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The acting is wonderful.  The staging is subtle  The Gambit's final move is the perfect one.

                          *****                                                                         Stephen Walker, Fringeguru, 27 August 2015

This is intelligent work, interpreted carefully and with precision

                          Highly Recommended Show                    Paul Levy, Fringe Review, 23 August 2015

a fascinating play to watch, with excellent performances

                                                                                Chris Neville-Smith's blog on theatre, 21 August 2015

Ben Rigby delivers a knock-out performance.

                          ****                                     Dixon Baskerville, Broadway Baby, 13 August 2015

It’s an intelligent play and definitely one to see if you want to be challenged in the best possible way.

                                                                                                    Iain Sykes, The Public Reviews, 15 July 2015

          THE GAMBIT

                     BEN RIGBY                                            NICK PEARSE  

                     WRITTEN BY MARK REID              DIRECTED BY MATTHEW GOULD

Twenty-five years of betrayal played out on the chessboard. Lies, deceit and anger erupting in an epic clash between the defining Grandmasters of the 20th Century. 

Award-winning new writing exploring what remains of fierce rivalries and abandoned friendships is appearing around the North West prior to a residency at Greenside Nicholson Square for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.