Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paulini, Rob Mills, Alexander Lewis and Mark Furze star in a gripping concert-style production of Chess The Musical touring Australia.

With music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), and lyrics and story by Tim Rice (The Lion King, EVITA), Chess The Musical boasts a powerful and impactful rock-opera score featuring smash-hits “I Know Him So Well” and “One Night In Bangkok”.

Inspired by extraordinary real-life events, Chess The Musical tells a story of a complex love triangle combined with dramatic political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War.

Directed by acclaimed Tyran Parke (Barnum, Follies, Broadway to La Scala) and featuring the West-End orchestrations played by a live on stage orchestra and chorus conducted by David Piper (Wicked), this powerful production of Chess The Musical will be the music theatre event of 2021.

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Big names deliver vocal splendour… Roof-raising numbers. Lustrous staging… It makes all the right moves.” The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
Magnificently dazzling twenty-six piece orchestra. Alexander Lewis gives a standing ovation worthy performance. Natalie Bassingthwaighte delivers emotional excellence.” Broadwayworld
The Melbourne season sold out well ahead of the short season, packing out the largest of Melbourne’s East End theatres … Storeyboard Entertainment should be congratulated for bringing a rarely presented musical to Australian audiences.”  Theatre People
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Presented by Storeyboard Entertainment

Pricing Guide

TUE & WED EVENING Premium $145 A-Reserve $125 B-Reserve $95
THU MATINEE Premium $139 A-Reserve $119 B-Reserve $89
THU EVENING Premium $149 A-Reserve $129 B-Reserve $99
TUE & WED EVENINGS i Premium $125 A-Reserve $105 B-Reserve $75
THU MATINEE i Premium $119 A-Reserve $99 B-Reserve $69
THU EVENING i Premium $129 A-Reserve $109 B-Reserve $79

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"Chess The Musical, with this powerhouse of stars is one not to be missed." By Theatre People

"Under the musical direction of David Spicer, this robust and complex score is given the full respect it deserves with a large orchestra producing an exquisite sound." By Theatre People

"Paulini’s duet with Bassingthwaighte in ‘I Know Him So Well’ was indeed a highlight for the appreciative audience." By Theatre People