Chess archiveA love story set in the Cold war which centres around the political exploits of the World Chess Championship. With a serious message about media and political manipulation and a dazzling score including One Night in Bangkok, I Know Him So Well.


Music(s): Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson
Lyrics: Tim Rice
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Archive listings for Chess

Work type: Musical. There are performances of this work in the listings (current and future) database, see Chess


Presented byNational Youth Music Theatre. Director Alex Sutton. Musical Director Jordan Li-Smith. Choreographer Adam Haigh. Design Andrew Exeter. Lighting Andrew Exeter.
10 Aug 22 to 13 Aug 22Curve, Leicester :: V830272338
listing details L0822887777

Concert Performance - T0419177956

Director Nick Winston. Choreographer Nick Winston. Director Alexandra Sarmiento (associate director). Choreographer Alexandra Sarmiento (associate choreographer). Musical Director Freddie Tapner. Design Ruth Sutcliffe. Lighting Ben Cracknell. Lighting Chris Winn (lighting programmer). Sound Tom Marshall. Design Duncan McLean (video and projection). Director Harry Blumenau (casting). Performer Samantha Barks (Florence). Performer Hadley Fraser (Anatoly). Performer Joel Harper-Jackson (Freddie). Performer Frances Mayli McCann (Svetlana). Performer Ako Mitchell (The Arbiter). Performer Craige Els (Molokov). Performer Joshua Robinson. Performer Joseph Craig. Performer Darius J James. Performer Aoife Kenny. Performer Jessica Lee. Performer Nick Len. Performer Natasha May-Thomas. Performer Alice Readie. Performer Stuart Rouse. Performer Phoebe Samuel-Gray. Performer Grant Thresh. Performer Libby Watts. Performer Trevor McDonald (Newscaster).
1 Aug 22 to 2 Aug 22Theatre Royal Drury Lane, West End :: V390
listing details L01466370457


Company Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association.
3 Mar 22 to 5 Mar 22Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
listing details L1209372536


Company Liverpool Empire Youth Theatre.
13 Aug 21 to 14 Aug 21Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
listing details L031947177


Presented byMusical Youth Company of Oxford.
31 Mar 21 to 3 Apr 21The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L1116700721


Company Pinstripe Productions.
19 Nov 19 to 23 Nov 19McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater :: V0276985128
listing details L0414962756


Company The People's Theatre Company. Director Meng Khaw.
4 Jul 18 to 7 Jul 18Arts Theatre, Nottingham :: V1174
listing details L0590254532


Director Laurence Connor. Conductor John Rigby. Conductor Murray Hipkin (mat)/May 16/22). Design Matthew Kinley. Music Anders Eljas (original orchestration/arrangement). Lighting Patrick Woodroffe. Design Terry Scruby (video). Sound Mick Potter. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Director David Grindrod (CDG - casting director). Costume Christina Cunningham. Performer Michael Ball (Anatoly Sergievsky). Performer Alexandra Burke (Svetlana Sergievsky). Performer Tim Howar (Frederick Trumper - not May 22). Performer Cassidy Janson (Florence Vassy). Performer Cedric Neal (The Arbiter). Performer Philip Browne (Molokov). Performer Sabrina Aloueche. Performer Robin Bailey. Performer Sarah Bakker. Performer Jeremy Batt. Performer Kimberley Blake. Performer Sophie Camble. Performer Cellen Chugg Jones (Freddie Trumper - May 22). Performer Jordan Lee Davies. Performer Jonathan David Dudley. Performer Richard Emerson. Performer Callum Evans. Performer Chris Gage. Performer Matt Harrop. Performer Jack Horner. Performer Stevie Hutchinson. Performer Nicholas Lee. Performer Sinead Long. Performer Robbie McMillan. Performer Jo Morris. Performer Jennifer Robinson. Performer Jo Servi. Performer Alexandra Waite-Roberts. Performer Carrie Willis. Performer Stuart Winter. Performer Chris Gardner. Performer Matthew Walker. Performer Joe Watkins.
26 Apr 18 to 2 Jun 18London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L01664006070


Presented byMPA.
14 Jun 17 to 17 Jun 17General, General :: V1276
listing details L01311365893


Company Keswick Amateur Operatic Society.
2 May 17 to 6 May 17The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick :: V7
listing details L1434444607


Presented byRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland.
30 Mar 17 to 1 Apr 17Festival Theatre, Edinburgh :: V600
listing details L1500160273
18 Mar 17 to 23 Mar 17The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)), Glasgow :: V1877914677
listing details L01022237486


Company Ware Operatic.
7 Mar 17 to 11 Mar 17Hertford Theatre, Hertford :: V11900172
listing details L01429625412


Company Evesham Operatic and Dramatic Society.
15 Nov 16 to 19 Nov 16The Henrician Evesham - Arts Centre, Evesham :: V1116
listing details L0707284399


Company EBOS Musical Theatre.
1 Nov 16 to 5 Nov 16South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L1092581909


Presented bySouthwest Rocks.
16 Jul 16Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
listing details L1526168649


Company The Phoenix Theatre UK.
6 Apr 16 to 9 Apr 16Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn :: V1448285374
listing details L0612675740


Company SWMTC.
31 Mar 15 to 4 Apr 15Theatre Royal, Windsor :: V742
listing details L01104923094


Running time: 2hrs 50mins with a twenty minute intervalCompany Billericay Operatic Society.
3 Mar 15 to 7 Mar 15Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood :: V1024
listing details L0941780006


Company Southampton Operatic Society.
3 Feb 15 to 7 Feb 15NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L1235567793


Company Pershore Operatic & Dramatic Society.
3 Jun 13 to 8 Jun 13Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore :: V1731036448
listing details L02099309587


Company AAODS.
15 Apr 13 to 19 Apr 13Borough Theatre, Abergavenny :: V839
listing details L01433718321


Producer Sasha Regan (for The Union Theatre). Director Chris Howell. Director Steven Harris. Musical Director Christopher Peake. Design Ryan Dawson. Lighting Ben M Rogers. Musical Director Simon Lambert. Director Andre Ashenden (fight). Director Annie Diggan (fight). Performer Sarah Galbraith (Florence). Performer Nadim Naaman (Anatoly). Performer Tim Oxbrow (Freddie). Performer Natasha J Barnes (Svetlana). Performer Gillian Kirkpatrick (Molokov). Performer Craig Rhys Barlow (Arbiter). Performer Neil Stewart (Walter).
13 Feb 13 to 16 Mar 13Union Theatre, Inner London :: V1167
listing details L67429813


Company Fusion Theatre.
22 Aug 12Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
listing details L1974825536


Company South Downe Musical Society.
11 Jul 12 to 14 Jul 12Ferneham Hall, Fareham :: V767
listing details L763686219


Running time: Act 1 - 1 hr 15mins, Act 2 - 1hr 5mins. 20min intervalDirector Craig Revel Horwood. Music Sarah Travis (musical supervisor). Performer Shona White (Florence). Performer Daniel Koek (The Russian). Performer Poppy Tierney (Svetlana). Performer James Graeme (Walter). Performer James Fox. Performer David Erik.
5 Oct 11 to 8 Oct 11Alhambra, Dunfermline :: V282499872
listing details L2073457594
5 Apr 11 to 9 Apr 11King's Theatre, Glasgow :: V613
listing details L01597703258
15 Mar 11 to 19 Mar 11Princess Theatre, Torquay :: V900
listing details L881731258
8 Mar 11 to 12 Mar 11New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
listing details L0984964708
1 Mar 11 to 5 Mar 11Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol :: V856
listing details L01045458673
8 Feb 11 to 11 Feb 11Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
listing details L1336539799
25 Jan 11 to 29 Jan 11Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
listing details L955210623
7 Dec 10 to 11 Dec 10Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L01273179142
30 Nov 10 to 4 Dec 10Theatre Royal, Norwich :: V72
listing details L2127620704
22 Nov 10 to 27 Nov 10Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L0293495958
16 Nov 10 to 20 Nov 10Mayflower Theatre, Southampton :: V774
listing details L1463724973
1 Nov 10 to 6 Nov 10New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
listing details L5470326
24 Oct 10 to 30 Oct 10The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L0956485512
19 Oct 10 to 23 Oct 10Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L0683864015
5 Oct 10 to 10 Oct 10His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen :: V585
listing details L263942620
28 Sep 10 to 2 Oct 10Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
listing details L01788030507
14 Sep 10 to 18 Sep 10Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
listing details L1843848438
27 Aug 10 to 11 Sep 10Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L0839706158


Company Halifax Amateur Operatic Society.
7 Sep 11 to 10 Sep 11Victoria Theatre, Halifax :: V969
listing details L1249117817


Producer Aberystwyth Arts Centre. Director Anthony Williams. Choreographer Anthony Williams. Musical Director Michael Morwood.
27 Jul 11 to 27 Aug 11Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
listing details L725135729


Company Festival Players.
1 Jun 10 to 5 Jun 10ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
listing details L252751469


Company Bournville Musical Theatre Company.
2 Jun 09 to 6 Jun 09Crescent Theatre, Birmingham :: V144
listing details L1258144455


Company Paisley Musical and Operatic Society.
31 Mar 09 to 4 Apr 09King's Theatre, Glasgow :: V613
listing details L02051156561


Company Aberdeen Youth Music Theatre.
31 Mar 09 to 4 Apr 09Arts Centre Theatre (ACT) - formerly Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen :: V586
listing details L1404908162


Company Irving Stage Company.
24 Mar 09 to 28 Mar 09Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
listing details L0505170611


Company Oxford Operatic Society. Director Edward Blagrove. Choreographer Sally Chase. Musical Director Edward Longhurst.
24 Nov 08 to 29 Nov 08The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803
listing details L1453613670


Company GTSS.
5 Nov 08 to 8 Nov 08Gala Theatre, Durham :: V0146218420
listing details L01567596839


Company Kamamica.
22 May 08 to 24 May 08Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate :: V942
listing details L0619168555


Company Watford Operatic Society.
28 Apr 08 to 3 May 08Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L01749140717


Company Hitchin Thespians.
10 Mar 08 to 15 Mar 08Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage :: V53
listing details L804876991


Company Poole and Parkstone Productions.
16 May 07 to 19 May 07Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
listing details L0479198685


Company CODA.
25 Oct 06 to 28 Oct 06Fairfield Halls, Outer London :: V295
listing details L01111231051


Company Truro A.O.D.S..
29 May 06 to 2 Jun 06Minack Theatre, Penzance :: V872
listing details L318156899


Company Burgess Hill Operatic Society.
16 May 06 to 20 May 06Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill :: V1417
listing details L1127621666


Company Imagine! Productions.
7 Jun 05 to 11 Jun 05Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
listing details L01441792499


Company Camus.
17 May 05 to 21 May 05Camberley Theatre (previously Artslink), Camberley :: V698
listing details L01317890661


Company Bull Alley Theatre Training Company.
17 May 05 to 21 May 05Draiocht, Blanchardstown :: V1786485026
listing details L1214805713


Company Milton Keynes Amateur Operatic Society.
10 May 05 to 14 May 05Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
listing details L775013621


Company Port Talbot Operatic Society.
4 Apr 05 to 9 Apr 05Princess Royal Theatre, Port Talbot :: V837
listing details L2130266131


Producer Benslow Music Trust. Company Bancroft Players. Director Roger Nobes. Director Alison Hudson.
1 Apr 05 to 2 Apr 05Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin :: V46
listing details L01530612523


Company Brentwood Operatic Society.
18 Jan 05 to 22 Jan 05Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch :: V41
listing details L430476384


Company West Wickham Operatic Society. Director Kevin Gauntlett. Director Peter Dodsworth (music). Choreographer Zoe Ellen.
16 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
listing details L1568086520


Company Maidenhead Operatic Society. Director David Parsonson. Director Toby Cruse (music).
18 May 04 to 22 May 04Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
listing details L2031845484


Company Dance School of Scotland. Director Jacqui Crago.
11 May 04 to 15 May 04Citizens Theatre, Glasgow :: V611
listing details L2133481834


Company LADOS.
29 Mar 04 to 3 Apr 04Grand Theatre, Lancaster :: V521
listing details L1647483765


Company Youth Connections Theatre Company.
30 Jun 03Gala Theatre, Durham :: V0146218420
listing details L0303885257


Company Cody Farnborough Amateur Operatic Society.
24 Mar 03 to 29 Mar 03Princes Hall, Aldershot :: V761
listing details L1617231633


Company Romiley Operatic Society.
17 Mar 03 to 22 Mar 03Plaza Theatre, Stockport :: V0766695186
listing details L1575861160


Company Really Simple Group.
5 Dec 02 to 6 Dec 02Arts Centre, Aberystwyth :: V817
listing details L0328545110


Company Dartford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.
15 Oct 02 to 19 Oct 02The Orchard, Dartford :: V677
listing details L50610774


Company Strode Music Theatre Society. Director Gordon Neagle. Director Matt Holmes (music). Choreographer Carol Applegate.
21 May 02 to 25 May 02Strode Theatre, Street :: V917
listing details L177667155


Company Bradford University Society of Operetta and Musicals.
20 Mar 02 to 23 Mar 02The Priestley Centre for the Arts, Bradford :: V1409981573
listing details L100301109


Company Kentish Players.
20 Jun 01 to 23 Jun 01The Central Theatre, Chatham :: V675
listing details L0402000703


Producer FFBOS.
22 May 01 to 26 May 01Millfield Theatre, Outer London :: V316
listing details L1545970987


Company Barrow Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.
14 May 01 to 19 May 01The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness :: V1
listing details L1269793131


Company Weston Operatic Society.
18 Apr 01 to 21 Apr 01The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare :: V865
listing details L01716974916


Company South Shields Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
13 Mar 01 to 17 Mar 01The Customs House, South Shields :: V575
listing details L01275066547


Company East Grinstead Operatic Society.
20 Nov 00 to 25 Nov 00Chequer Mead, East Grinstead :: V1101
listing details L01568783664


Company Rickmansworth Players.
21 Nov 00 to 25 Nov 00Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth :: V49
listing details L01286292007


Company Kassmatt Productions.
5 Sep 00 to 9 Sep 00Octagon Theatre, Yeovil :: V919
listing details L1752905129


Company Bristol Youth Theatre.
24 Aug 00 to 26 Aug 00The Poly Falmouth, Falmouth :: V875
listing details L1602779461


Company Basingstoke Amateur Operatic Society.
3 Apr 00 to 8 Apr 00Haymarket Theatre, Basingstoke :: V764
listing details L0804117461


Company Bradford Catholic Players.
22 Nov 99 to 27 Nov 99Alhambra Theatre, Bradford :: V965
listing details L916236879


Company Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society.
9 Nov 99 to 13 Nov 99Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds :: V76
listing details L69319629


Company Leamington and Warwick Operatic Society.
23 Mar 99 to 27 Mar 99Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa :: V131
listing details L2092894168


Company Common Sense Productions.
10 Mar 98 to 21 Mar 98ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
listing details L1519060234


Director Michael Burnie. Choreographer Suzanne Logan. Design Jaimie Todd. Lighting Jonathan Yeoman.
27 Jan 98 to 31 Jan 98Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
listing details L1429238206

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22 Nov 17 to 25 Nov 17Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar :: V48
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22 Jun 16 to 24 Jun 16Alhambra, Dunfermline :: V282499872
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22 May 01 to 26 May 01Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
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4 Apr 01 to 7 Apr 01Ipswich Regent, Ipswich :: V79
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30 Nov 99 to 4 Dec 99Kenneth More Theatre, Outer London :: V313
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10 Oct 98Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow :: V1986850853
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28 Sep 98 to 3 Oct 98Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage :: V53
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