• AOC Productions' CHESS

    Live show
  • 28 June 19:30 - 21:30
  • Fresh from our sellout production of Sunshine on Leith, AOC Productions are delighted to return to HMT with Chess.

    A sensational musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA, this award winning show features hit songs such as “I Know Him So Well”, “One Night in Bangkok”, “Anthem” and “Pity the Child”

    A powerful love story set amid the tensions of a world champion chess match, the Cold War and a frenzied media circus. Two world class chess players, an American and a Russian, fight for supremacy both on the chess board and for the love of the same woman. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies all struggle to get the upper-hand.

    “Everybody’s playing the game but nobody’s rules are the same. Nobody’s on nobody’s side”

    Music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
    Lyrics by Tim Rice
    Based on an idea by Tim Rice

    This amateur production of “Chess (UK Version)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH Ltd.