The Barn Theatre,
25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey
RH8 0AA.

Tel: 01959 561811
Email: barntheatre




Lyrics by Tim Rice and Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson


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Tues 20th - Sat 24th November 2012

CHESS is a glorious musical about power, greed, love and obsession. The best, and worst of the human condition is on show here and it is supported by some wonderful music.

The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full houses and standing ovations on Broadway and in the West End. This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian.

From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including "One Night in Bangkok" and "I Know Him So Well", are international hits.

Tickets 15 from Ticket Secretary 07530 528094 or online