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CHESS THE MUSICAL makes moves at The Union Theatre in London

Chess The Musical
Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Lyrics by Sir Tim Rice

Co directed and staged by Chris Howell and Steven Harris
Musical Direction by Christopher Peake
Designed by Ryan Dawson
Fight Direction by Andre Ashenden and Annie Diggan
Produced by Sasha Regan for The Union Theatre


The Union Theatre is proud to present the world premier of a new version of Chess, the Musical. The shows lyricist, Sir Tim Rice, has given the production team exclusive access to the concert version presented at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2008 to mount the first fully staged production, of what he calls the definitive version, of this epic musical.

Chess involves a romantic love triangle between two players in a World Chess Championship, and the woman who manages one and falls in love with the other.

Chess the musical will feature an experienced cast of 16 performers from the West End and Broadway Theatre.

Cast includes: Florence - Sarah Galbraith (Phantom, Steel Pier), Anatoly - Nadim Naaman (Phantom, Marguerite), Freddie - Tim Oxbrow (Jesus Christ superstar), Svetlana - Natasha J Barnes (Spring awakening, Lend me a tenor), Molokov - Gillian Kirkpatrick (Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliott), Arbiter - Craig Rhys Barlow and Walter - Neil Stewart.

Listings info
Previews Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th February 2012 @ 7.30pm
Opens: Friday 15th February @ 7pm
Run: 13th February – March 16th
Time: Tuesday to Saturday @ 7.30pm               
           Sunday 2.30pm & 7pm
Prices: Week One ALL SEATS £15
Tickets £18 with £16 concessions.

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