Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other; all in the context of a Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, during which both countries wanted to win international chess tournaments for propaganda purposes. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any specific individuals, the character of the American was loosely based on chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, while elements of the story may have been inspired by the chess careers of Russian grandmas-ters Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov.
This musical is known for it’s complex melodies and beautiful music scores. The high quality of this production is already receiving state-wide inquiries!
Richmond Players is also the last company allowed to perform Chess before it is taken to the stage profes-sionally and put on tour!!
Ticket prices are changing for “Chess”. They will now be at a cost of $20 full price and $15 concession
TICKETS ON SALE FOR CHESS ONLINE TODAY!! Visit our website to purchase.
Performances are expected to sell out so make sure you don’t delay your booking!!
DATE :August 4,11, 18, 25
no matinee 4th Matinees 2pm evening 730 pm
Tickets www.richmondplayers.com.au $20 full price $15 concession
enquiries Trish 02 9671 7249
Richmond School of Arts crn West market St and March st Richmond NSW
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