Chess

Chess

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Multi award-winning Musical Youth Company of Oxford (MYCO) return to Oxford Playhouse with their stylish reimagining of the hit musical Chess.

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.

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 Well, One Night in Bangkok and Anthem.

Chess is a must-see for ABBA fans and musical theatre lovers everywhere.

Duration: 2 hours 45mins with interval

  • Wed 8 Apr 7:30 PM £23.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Thu 9 Apr 7:30 PM £30.00/£23.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Fri 10 Apr 7:30 PM £30.00/£23.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 11 Apr 2:30 PM £23.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00
  • Sat 11 Apr 7:30 PM £30.00/£23.00/£20.00/£15.00/£10.00

Book Tickets

  • Wed 8 April 7:30 PM
  • Thu 9 April 7:30 PM
  • Fri 10 April 7:30 PM
  • Sat 11 April 2:30 PM
  • Sat 11 April 7:30 PM

A Musical Youth Company of Oxford production

Director Choreographer: Guy Brigg MBE

Musical Director: Julie Todd

Age guideline 8+

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  • Slick, polished and intoxicating.
       
    Oxfordshire Drama Review on Godspell 2018
  • Richly entertaining and immensely impressive.
       
    The Oxford Times on 42nd Street 2016

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