This concert style production will be backed by a full orchestra and
feature the original London West-End orchestrations.
Set during the height of
the Cold War, two of the world’s greatest chess players, one American, one
Russian, find themselves pawns of their own governments’ sparring in the
turbulent East-West political arena. As the game climaxes and stakes
rise, Florence Vassey, a Hungarian-born refugee finds herself caught in the
hurricane between the two grandmasters, in a triangle of both love and
With music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), and lyrics and book
by Tim Rice, Chess The Musical is arguably one of the most
powerful and impactful rock-opera scores ever heard on the musical theatre
stage. Featuring hit songs I Know Him So Well and
One Night In Bangkok this extraordinary sung-through production
also features standards such as Anthem, Someone Else’’s Story,
Heaven Help My Heart and Pity The Child.