A flagship musical in the West End’s first grand alarm clock for over 30 years
The musical, written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and BjörnUlvaeus, and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita). The play depicts a story of love and political intrigue, in the context of the Cold War in the late 1970s and early 1980s, in which the superpowers attempted to manipulate an international Chess Championship at the london coliseum theatre for political purposes.
Two of the biggest chess masters in the world, one American, the other Russian, may become the pawns of their governments as their battle for the world title begins. At the same time, their lives are confused by a Hungarian refugee, a remarkable woman who becomes the center of their emotional triangle.
Includes the international hit singles “I Know Him So Well” and “One Night in Bangkok” with the songs Anthem, Someone Else’s Story, Heaven Help My Heart and Pity The Child. This new West End production, featuring English National Opera’s award-winning Orchestra and Chorus, will be directed by Laurence Connor, whose recent credits include School of Rock and Miss Saigon on Broadway and in the West End, Les Misérables on Broadway, and the international Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour. The choreography is by Stephen Mear.
CHESS is one of the most epic musical love story set amidst the tensions of the world championship chess matches. It will be played at the London Coliseum for a short term 5-week run that starts from April 26, 2018. You can book your tickets to the show from Premier experience.
It is the first West End revival since it was initially produced in the 1986 edition. The original version starred Murray Head, Elaine Paige, and Tommy Korberg. The product ran for around three years at the poplar Prince Edward Theatre. It also followed a highly successful recording while it featured the same stars and included the International hit singles.
This new West End Production will feature English National Opera’s award-winning chorus and orchestra and is directed by Laurence Connor. The return of this sensational score on the London Stage is not just essential but also an exciting musical theatre prospect.
If you also wish to witness the magic right in front of your eyes, then you can book the tickets to the venue with us. The booking starts from April 2018 and the Tickets and Packages available at low prices from only £20. You can also book an optional meal and attraction tickets with Premier Experience.