Chess Tickets

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
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The First West End production of Chess since 1986 starring Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Murray Head, Tim Howar and Cassidy Janson. This epic musical love story, will open at the London Coliseum Thursday 26 April 2018 (Press night on Tuesday 1 May 2018) for a strictly limited 5 week season.

Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita), 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, one American, one Russian, are in danger of becoming the pawns of their governments as their battle for the world title gets under way. Simultaneously their lives are thrown into further confusion by a Hungarian refugee, a remarkable woman who becomes the centre of their emotional triangle. This mirrors the heightened passions of the political struggles that threaten to destroy lives and loves. Includes the international hit singles ‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘One Night In Bangkok’. Other well-known songs from the score include ‘Anthem’, ‘Someone Else’s Story’, ‘Heaven Help my Heart’ and ‘Pity The Child’.

Featuring English National Opera’s award-winning Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by John Rigby with choreography by Stephen Mear. This new West End production will be directed by Laurence Connor, whose recent credits include School of Rock and Miss Saigon on Broadway and in the West End, Les Misérables on Broadway, and the international Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour. This is the fourth production in collaboration with ENO by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade.



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London Coliseum St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

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Nearest Tube: Leicester Square (125m) Charing Cross/Embankment (275m)
Nearest Train: Charing Cross (275m)
Buses: The following buses stop in the Haymarket (Southbound) or Lower Regent Street (Northbound): 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453
Nearest Car Park: Masterpark at Trafalgar Square and Whitcomb Street. NCP at Bedfordbury (behind theatre). Nearest taxi rank in Haymarket.



Radio-wave system in the auditorium and induction loop at box office and all bars.

Guide dogs allowed into auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the manager's office.

10 spaces for wheelchair/scooter users in total: 2 at back of Dress circle, 4 in Stall boxes and 4 at back of Stalls (companions can sit beside the wheelchairs users). 10 wheelchair/scooter transfer spaces: 4 in Dress Circle and 6 in Balcony. Theatre also provides 2 wheelchairs for loan.

No steps to toilets off the foyer. More toilets at Dress Circle, Upper Circle (women's 10 steps up), Balcony and Basement.

Adapted toilets at Basement, Stalls, Dress Circle (no steps from lift) and Balcony levels.

Good leg room in stalls; B1-4, B33-36, C1 and C39 in the Stalls provide the best leg room.

No steps to Stalls bar and bars in rear Stalls corridor. Further bars at Balcony, Upper and Dress Circles can be accessed by main lift. Dutch Bar on basement level (reachable by lift) accessed by platform lift or down 3 steps. Drinks cannot be taken into the auditorium.

Telephones are 10 steps down from the foyer

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Chess Customer Feedback

DateRatingFeedback
2018-05-21 Fantastic saw it many years ago and although a bit changed still a very good musical. All the voices very good
2018-05-20 Most enjoyable show would thoroughly recommend.
2018-05-20 Brilliant show and theatre really helpful and up graded our seats
2018-05-20 Amazing performance vocally and musically, sound quality was very good only the band were slightly too loud for the singers at a couple of moments Seats were very good for the price, slightly less leg room but not bothered a good stretch at half time was all I needed Very friendly and accommodating staff as well :) overall fantastic experience
2018-05-20 Excellent performances but not much story.
2018-05-18 I first saw the original 30 years ago in London and I loved it then and it didn't disappoint. In between I have seen 2 minor productions of Chess so I am a convert - quite the best musical - great words and a great story.
2018-05-18 Michal ball was fantastic music was fantastic
2018-05-18 Fabulous show, setting, acoustics, players, ensemble nd orchestra. And the venue just made it !
2018-05-18 Chess is the most fantastic show with excellent musical numbers. The cast headed by Michael Ball and Alexandra Burke perform so well - I’m still singing 2 days after I saw the show. Well done on giving me a fantastic evening I will never forget,
2018-05-17 Perhaps one of the best shows I have seen for production, choreography, quality of lead singers, ensemble and orchestra. Orchestra and sound was perfect, unlike a lot of shows where sound is too distorted.
2018-05-17 I've long looked forward to this, since first seeing it many years ago. I appreciated all the special effects, although it was frustratingly difficult to watch both the background film and the action on stage at the same time. The close ups were very helpful to those of us sitting further back (row F, Dress Circle). However, I thought the whole thing was much too LOUD, with a lot of quite unnecessary and detrimental shouting. I thought the actor playing Trumper was particularly good. I love the music and lyrics and will continue to do so.
2018-05-16 The interval was too long and went on past 10pm so had to miss ending in order to catch train 😞 such a shame as lived it!
2018-05-15 First half a bit slow, much improved in the second.
2018-05-14 Great spectacle and voices. Awesome to see this rarely produced show. Second act much better than first.
2018-05-14 Thought it was great. Particularly strong performances from Michael ball and Alexander Burke. I didn't mind the use of the big screens on either side of the stage, in fact, for the most part, thought they were used well during paparazzi scenes. Maybe a little over used when characters were alone on stage. Music fab - liked the English gentlemen scene - frivolous but fun. Bangkok scene - fun and irreverant.
2018-05-14 Excellent solo performances.
2018-05-14 Loved the show the whole cast were superb. This show has some epic songs and story is great. Couldn’t fault it.
2018-05-14 I wish I could give more than 5 stars as this show and cast deserve them! It's been my favourite show for years but to see it again on the west end stage and with these fabulous performers left me speechless. The production was incredible, choreography and chorus work flawless and the principals.... there are no words. Michael Ball singing Anthem and Tim Howar singing Pity the Child ❤ I wish I could go and see this very day. Thank you to all involved in this fabulous spectacle
2018-05-14 Inccredible and marvelous
2018-05-12 Awesome ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
2018-05-11 The singing and dancing in the show excellent.

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Performance Times
Monday - 19:30
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday 14:30 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday - -
Additional Information
Opening Night: 26th April 2018
Booking Until: 2nd June 2018
Monday, 21 May 2018 19:30
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 19:30
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 14:30
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
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