Chess The Musical In Concert

New date added for Chess the Musical In Concert; casting update

A new date has been added to Chess the Musical in Concert at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

After selling out its previously announced performance in just 7 days, the hotly anticipated Chess the Musical in Concert will adda an additional date on 2 August 2022. Tickets for Chess In Concert on 2 August are now on sale.

Further casting has been announced with Joel Harper-Jackson as Freddie (Cock, Kinky Boots), Frances Mayli McCann (Bonnie and Clyde, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour) as Svetlana and Ako Mitchell(Caroline Or Change, The Colour Purple) as The Arbiter.

They join previously announced Samantha Barks (Frozen, Les Misérables) as Florence and Hadley Fraser (2:22 A Ghost Story, City of Angels) as Anatoly.

The ensemble will be made up of Joseph Craig, Darius J James, Aoife Kenny, Jessica Lee, Nick Len, Natasha May-Thomas, Alice Readie, Stuart Rouse, Phoebe Samuel-Gray, Grant Thresh andLibby Watts, with more to be announced.

Chess, with music by ABBA legends Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and lyrics by Sir Tim Rice, returns to the West End for the first time since 2018, as part of three star-led musical concerts. They will be accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and will be presented at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane this August.

The show is directed by Nick Winston, with associate direction and choreography by Alexzandra Sarmiento, musical direction by Freddie Tapner, set & costum design by Ruth Sutcliffe, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Tom Marshall, video projection design by Duncan McLean, casting by Harry Blumenau and lighting programming by Chris Winn.

Chess the Musical in Concert is part of three concerts presented in August at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. It precedes concert stagings of Kinky Boots the Musical in Concert on 8 August and Treason the Musical in Concert on 22 and 23 August.

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