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London Coliseum, London4.6157 reviews
Michael Ball and Alexandra Burke star in the West End return of Chess!

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Book Chess tickets now to see Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Cassidy Janson, Tim Howar (Mike+ the Mechanics), and Murray Head perform the music of Tim Rice and ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus! 

 Chess the Musical is coming to the London Coliseum!

This politically driven musical drama revolves around a Cold War chess match for the world title. The battle between the American and Soviet players is being twisted and turned by their respective governments for politically motivated purposes. When an intriguing Hungarian refugee enters the picture she becomes another player in their emotional game. Being used as pawns by their governments and caught between two world powers, the struggle threatens to destroy their lives.

Chess has an iconic soundtrack that is well loved around the world. The album went Top Ten in the UK, West Germany, South Africa and Sweden. In a BBC Listener Poll of #1 Essential Musicals Chess landed in the Top Ten. The show includes such hits as I Know Him So Well, One Night in Bangkok, Anthem, Heaven Help My Heart, and Pity the Child.

This revival of Chess is being presented by the ENO and will feature their award-winning orchestra and chorus. Chess is being directed by Laurence Connor (School of Rock, Miss Saigon) with choreography by Stephen Mear. The run opens 26 April 2018 and closes 02 June. The casting of the leads will be announced shortly.

Book your Chess tickets early to guarantee your seats to this amazing revival.


Additional Information

Age restriction


Running time

3hrs 00mins (inc. interval)

Performance dates

26 April 2018 - 02 June 2018


The appearance of any given artist is not guaranteed and no refunds or exchanges will be available should changes be made from the advertised cast

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

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Customer Reviews

157 reviews4.6

Keith Archer18th June

The show was excellent, but unfortunately the seats were not. We had a restricted view which was not mentioned when we booked and spoilt the enjoyment of the show.

Sue Dyson5th June

Superb production - strength throughout the cast and orchestra / band.

Wendy Solesbury4th June

Amazing nearly as good as the original, well cast Michael Ball outstanding as always !! it is quite long so be prepared reguarding travel. Great night out

VERA 3rd June

Chess was excellent, one of the best musicals Have been to. The staff at the theatre were very helpful and friendly.

Nancy Slater3rd June

Phenomenal. Absolutely wonderful production. So amazing to finally hear the music I’d enjoyed as a child fit together into a story. Cried my eyes out at ridiculous times like during I know him so well- not really the sentiment but the song is so familiar. One night in. Bangkok- the reason we moved to Bangkok(only slightly joking!) Pity the child- broke down completely. The stage production was mesmerising. Never thought I would be so wrapped up in a Chess game.

A J Stiffell3rd June

We loved the show. The singing was wonderful, the dancing fabulous and the staging was marvellous. The theatre is a lovely old building but it took ages to leave after the performance and the range of sweets and confection available was limited.

John Jennison3rd June

We came from Australia just to see this production of CHESS! CHESS is my absolute favourite musical, eighth time seen now. The "big" production is wonderful and adds even more emotion to the story, so glad we came.

Susan Redmond2nd June

Great show all the cast superb. Michael Ball brilliant. We loved the special effects what more can I say

Paula2nd June

Seen the original but think this production was absolutely fabulous. All the Cast were superb and the theatre was lovely - never been to it before. The standing ovation at the end was soooo well deserved and must tell you that it was a massive success. Such a shame it was a short season. I would have loved my Daughter and her family to have seen it ??

Kay Barrett2nd June

Easy to book, reasonable price, good seats

Carol Rawlinson2nd June

I loved every minute of my visit to see Chess. The theatre was beautiful, my first visit, and the quality of the performance was outstanding. I had previously seen a touring performance but this far exceeded that. All the cast were first class as was the orchestra. I always love to hear Michael Ball sing and this was him at his best but Tim Hower and the other cast members were equally as good which made for a very well balanced show. Congratulations to you all and thank you.

Sarah Luxford2nd June

Great show the effects were great