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chess - original cast

scampsweep
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chess - original cast#1
Posted: 8/13/09 at 9:52am
Does anyone have answers to the following questions about the original London production of Chess:

Firstly, I know Elaine Paige and Tommy Korberg were the original London stars, but who were their original understudies/alternates?

Secondly, during its 3 year run which other performers played the roles of Florence and the Russian ?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks
vassey
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re: chess - original cast#2
Posted: 8/13/09 at 10:09am
Leo Andrew was Korberg's understudy in the first cast. Siobhan McCarthy took over from EP when she left, the men stayed for a while IIRC. Michael Howe played Freddie at some point before EP and Korberg left, and Grianne I think replaced McCarthy as Svetlana, along with Peter Karrie as Freddie.

The final cast had
Grianne Reniham -Florence
David Burt - Anatoly
Anthony Stewart Head - Freddy
Ria Jones - Svetlana/Florence Understudy


Updated On: 8/13/09 at 10:09 AM