Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus : Lyrics by Tim Rice.
Last performed by Burton Musical Theatre Company in 1999, 2019 sees the return of Chess. This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well“, are international hits.
Directed by Karen Hambleton