Laurence Connor's major new revival of the 1984 musical Chess by Tim Rice and ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus opens at the London Coliseum in April for a limited 5 week run starring Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Murray Head, Tim Howar and Cassidy Janson.
Set against the backdrop of the Cold War in the late 1970s and early 1980s, Chess tells a story of love, rivalry and political intrigue as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for propoganda and political ends.
Two of the world’s greatest chess grandmasters, American Freddie Trumper and Russian Anatoly Sergievsky, are manipulated by their governments as their battle for the world title gets under way in Italy. Simultaneously their lives are thrown into further confusion by a bitter struggle to win the heart of Hungarian refugee Florence Vassy and Anatoly's defection from the USSR.
Featuring English National Opera’s award-winning orchestra and chorus, the score includes the international hit singles I Know Him So Well and One Night In Bangkok together with the songs Anthem, Someone Else’s Story, Heaven Help My Heart and Pity The Child.
Please note no under 5s will be admitted.
St Martin's Lane
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 23, 24, 29, 53, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159, 176
There are 10 spaces for wheelchair users and transfer seating is also available. Wheelchair users must bring a non-wheelchair using companion.
A radio-wave system for the hearing impaired is installed in the auditorium. Infrared headsets can be collected from the foyer desk. Sign interpreted performances may also be available.
Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium, alternatively staff are happy to dog sit in the manager's office.
To buy theatre tickets for Chess at the London Coliseum, London, please use the availability search at the top of the page or click the buy tickets button. We aim to offer the cheapest prices and the highest level of customer service.
Begin by selecting the date you wish to attend a performance of Chess and select the desired number of tickets. We'll then search our database for availability and you'll be presented with a list of available seating types (Grand Circle, Stalls, Balcony etc). You'll be shown the price per person for each seating type and you'll be able to select exactly where you want to sit.
In many instances you'll find Chess tickets available at substantial discounts on the normal ticket price, giving you great value for money. So even if you're on a tight budget, there should be a cheap deal available which suits.
You'll also have the choice of adding optional extras such as a pre or post show meal at a nearby restaurant.
A night out to see Chess wouldn't be complete without a meal in a top class restaurant. Make your choice from a selection of restaurants conveniently situated close to the London Coliseum, London and opt to have a meal before or after the show. Our Chess and meal packages offer a variety of cuisines and budgets to suit all.