Princess Theatre, Launceston
2 hours 40 minutes (including interval)
Suitable for ages 12 and over
Babes in Arms (2 years and under)
All Babes in Arms require a ticket, available from the Box Office
No photography or recording
Two of the world’s greatest chess masters, an American and a Russian, battle it out at the world championships – but their greatest contest is for the love of the same woman.
From Bangkok to Budapest, the romantic love triangle mirrors the heightened passions of the Cold War as players, lovers, politicians and spies all struggle to get the upper-hand. Caught between two world powers, the rivals go head-to-head in the game of their lives.
With music by ABBA legends Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and lyrics by Sir Tim Rice, the dazzling contemporary pop rock score became a worldwide smash, featuring the hit singles One Night in Bangkok, Anthem and I Know Him So Well.
Presented by Encore Theatre Company, Chess The Musical comes to the Princess Theatre in March 2024 for a strictly limited season.