Returning to the West End for the very first time since the original 1986 production, CHESS, will play at strictly limited 5-week run at the London Coliseum from Thursday 26 April to Saturday 2 June, 2018.
Tickets go on public sale on Friday 3 November from 10am.
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice, CHESS tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends.
Two of the world’s greatest chess masters, an American and a Russian, battle it out at the world championships – but their greatest contest is for the love of the same woman.
From Bangkok to Budapest, the romantic love triangle mirrors the heightened passions of the Cold War as players, lovers, politicians and spies all struggle to get the upper-hand.
Featuring English National Opera’s award-winning Orchestra and Chorus, this new West End production will be directed by Laurence Connor and feature Choreography by Stephen Mear.
This is the fourth production in collaboration with ENO by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade, who brought Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, Carousel with Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins and Sweeney Todd starring Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel to the London Coliseum, the home of ENO.
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