Chess The Musical : A semi-staged production. Musical Youth Company of Oxford

9 August 2024 - 7:30pm - 10 August 2024 - 7:30pm

Considered by many to be one of the best musicals ever written, Chess is a powerful rock opera featuring lyrics by Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) and music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA. Its dazzling score features well-known and much-loved hits including I Know Him So WellOne Night in Bangkok and Anthem.
Competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and passionate liaisons combine in a gripping story set against a background of the Cold War. An arrogant American and an earnest Russian meet at a high-stakes international championship in a show full of shadowy intrigue and romantic rivalries .
Chess is a must-see for ABBA fans and musical theatre lovers everywhere.

Multi award-winning Musical Youth Company of Oxford (MYCO) were due to produce this iconic and much loved musical at the Playhouse in April 2020  but lockdown supervened. Principals and ensemble from the original production have now united with members of the present company to bring a semi-staged version to Oxford.

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