Chess at London Coliseum

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
From £77.35

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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

London Coliseum Seat Plan

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Chess Customer Feedback

2018-06-08 Great musical and great story too..... great vocal all performance.....
2018-06-04 An excellent performance. Outstanding singing and choreography. Kept us spellbound.
2018-06-02 Wonderful entertainment and
2018-06-02 Brilliant revival production and the Cast are amazing! Thank you for a wonderful in the theatre. 🙏🏻
2018-06-02 Det var absolut fantastisk- absolutely amazing
2018-05-31 The show was great in every respect. Excellent quality of singing, acting and stage sets. Most original digital effects, wonderful music and loved the dancing and acrobatics! One of the best shows I have been to
2018-05-31 Good production, well presented and well sung
2018-05-31 Absolutely brilliant show the cast and set were tremendous. Customer service at Collisium was brilliant as we had booked Wednesday 23rd matinee performance but my husband fainted due to the heat and they arranged for us to see it the following Wednesday. The staff who helped when he fainted were so kind and I cant thank them enough.
2018-05-28 The artists were brilliant such amazing voiced Michael u still got it and Murray such a great show. Standing ovation
2018-05-28 It was fantastic everything we expected and more
2018-05-27 Amazing performances from the cast. Great to hear the well known songs in context of the story
2018-05-27 The whole evening was fantastic, my ticket was so simple to collect, your staff, from the door keepers through to the young lady on the bar were lovely. The only reason I dropped 1 star was the “seat “ so hard!!! The show it was just fantastic. Thank you so much
2018-05-26 Amazing! A dream come true! I only wish there was merchandise to purchase!
2018-05-26 Brilliant production with magnificent performances from all. Enjoyed so much I have booked a seat for the last performance!
2018-05-25 I loved the score and the cast gave it everything they had got.
2018-05-25 Couldn’t fault a thing about the show. Al performers were amazing and the stage layout & settings were superb.
2018-05-25 Outstanding performances from all , enhanced by music and ensemble from EMO.
2018-05-25 Brilliant staging. First class singing and music Great acting
2018-05-25 Excellent west end show, unable to fault it.
2018-05-24 Fantastic production, the leading lady gave an emotional performance. All performers gave there all, a very entertaining show. Michael Ball stoke the show.
2018-05-24 The show was exellent, Michael Ball outstanding as was lead lady. Great set
2018-05-23 Performance and set up was fantastic. (Definitely easy to see why Michael Ball is such a star!) Wasn't as blown away by the musical itself though - some songs were perfectly written and helped tell the story, but others were difficult to follow and a cacophony of words & voices. In general, 2nd act was better than the first, and solos/duets were much better than chorus numbers. Cast and production team deserve kudos and congrats, Rice & the Abba chaps could do better.
2018-05-21 Fantastic saw it many years ago and although a bit changed still a very good musical. All the voices very good

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Valid on Monday - Friday shows from 26 Apr-11 May 2018.
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 - -
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Opening Night: 26th April 2018
Booking Until: 2nd June 2018
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