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The Machine

Closed September 18, 2013

The Donmar Warehouse presents a new play by Matt Charman.

Why See The Machine?

The Machine is a new play by Matt Charman presented by the Donmar Warehouse. Set in the late 1990s, the play tells the story of a chess match between Garry Kasparov, the world's greatest chess player, and a super computer funded by IBM.

Directed by Josie Rourke, the production will be presented in a unique arena layout, designed especially for the play. With both players risking their reputation and genius, can a human mind outplay a machine?
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Opening night: 4 September 2013

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes including one interval

Cast and Creative


Francesca Annis
Antonia Bernath
Cornelius Booth
Hadley Fraser
Daniel Harries
Kenneth Lee
Rob Lines
David Mumeni
Phil Nichol
John Ramm
Lucille Sharp
Brian Sills
Trevor White


Written by Matt Charman
Directed by Josie Rourke
Design by Lucy Osborne
Lighting by Mark Henderson
Sound Design by Ian Dickinson


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