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THE TWELVE CHAIRS

BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY DAVID MERRIMAN | ADAPTED FROM THE ORIGINAL NOVEL THE TWELVE CHAIRS BY ILYA ILF AND EVGENY PETROV

Director Simon Greiff
Musical Director Julian Kelly
Set Designer Colin Mayes
Choreographer Amanda Sim
Performed by MA Music Theatre Ensemble

Overview

Could you be sitting on a fortune?

Soviet Russia, 1927. Ippolit Vorobyaninov, a one-time nobleman turned lowly bureaucrat, teams up with con man Ostap Bender in search of a trove of priceless jewels spirited away during the Russian Revolution…in one of twelve identical dining-room chairs! Their quest to discover the fate of the chairs and recover the loot will propel the unlikely duo into a series of bizarre misadventures, from the streets of Moscow to the peaks of the Caucasus Mountains, and into the path of every echelon of Soviet society. Against such steep odds, can Ippolit and Ostap possibly triumph?

This adaptation of Ilf and Petrov’s classic satirical novel has been newly commissioned for MA Music Theatre.

Creative & Production

Lighting Designer Andy Grange
Sound Designer & Operator Jeremy George
Stage Manager Adam Burns
Deputy Stage Manager Louise Brown
Assistant Production Manager Lars Davidson
Wardrobe Supervisor Karen Hobbs
Dresser Renata Salazar Lasocki
Follow Spot Operator Lauren Godin BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Student
Lighting Programmer Bethany Gupwell BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Student

MUSICIANS

Piano 1 Stephen Coombs
Piano 2 Julian Kelly

Rehearsal Photography

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Image of MA Music Theatre production The Twelve Chairs rehearsal, May 2018

Booking

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Show Times

Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 May, 2.00pm & 7.00pm

Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes including an interval.

Venue

Embassy Theatre

Box Office

Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Sunday: Closed
Additional opening on performance nights: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Telephone: 020 7722 8183
Email: boxoffice@cssd.ac.uk

About The Show

Tickets should be collected 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Latecomers may not be admitted until there is a suitable break.

Please ensure that all mobile phones and pagers are switched off. Video and audio recording and flash photography are not permitted. No food or drink is allowed in the performance space.

Programme

Download the show programme below (PDF, 595KB)

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Venue Location

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

62-64 Eton Avenue
Greater London, England NW3 3HY

Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals > email Industry.Liaison@cssd.ac.uk

Event dates

22 May 2018 - 2:00pm to 24 May 2018 - 7:00pm

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Cast