Chess - London Musical Theatre Orchestra

PIERS COTTEE-JONES ENTERTAINMENT, CARTER DIXON MGGILL PRODUCTIONS, Katy Galloway Productions and Fiery Fable

Chess

01 Aug - 02 Aug 2022

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

With music by ABBA legends Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and lyrics by the incomparable Sir Tim Rice, the iconic musical Chess returns to the West End for the first time since a limited run at the London Coliseum in 2018.

At the height of the Cold War, two chess masters meet in Bangkok to battle for the world championship, but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman. Telling a story of love and political intrigue, and set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, Chess features an incredible score including classics such as “I Know Him So Well” and “One Night in Bangkok”.

Starring Samantha Barks (Frozen, Les Misérables) as Florence and Hadley Fraser (City of Angels, Phantom Of The Opera) as Anatoly, and with the 50-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra accompanying, this concert at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane is not to be missed.

Cast

Samantha Barks

Florence

Hadley Fraser

Anatoly

Joel Harper-Jackson

Freddie

Frances Mayli McCann

Svetlana

Craige Els

Molokov

Ako Mitchell

The Arbiter

Creatives

Nick Winston

Director

Freddie Tapner

Musical Director

Ben Cracknell

Lighting Designer

Tom Marshall

Sound Designer

Duncan McLean

Video Designer

Alexzandra Sarmiento

Associate Director & Choreographer

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