Win tickets - Chess moves to Bristol stage

PUBLISHED: 14:41 16 February 2011 | UPDATED: 14:41 16 February 2011




A BRAND new production of the legendary West End and Broadway musical Chess runs at The Bristol Hippodrome from March 1-5 as part of a major UK tour.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood directs an amazing company of actors and musicians in this extraordinary new staging of the classic musical.

Written by Tim Rice and ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, Chess has one of the greatest musical theatre scores of all time including One Night In Bangkok, Pity The Child, Anthem, You And I and, of course, I Know Him So Well, which became a number one hit for Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson.

Two of the world’s greatest chess masters battle it out at the world chess championships, but their greatest contest is for the love of one woman.

Amidst political intrigue and international conspiracies, the American and the Russian fight to win the heart of Florence Vassy in a romantic triangle that mirrors the heightened passions of the Cold War, all set to an explosive score by the composers of Mamma Mia and the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.

A superb cast of West End stars, including James Fox (Fame Academy, Jesus Christ Superstar), Shona White (Wicked), Daniel Koek (West Side Story), Poppy Tierney (Mary Poppins, Aspects of Love, The Witches of Eastwick), James Graeme (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Erik (Dirty Dancing, The Phantom of the Opera), leads a cast of actors and musicians in this unmissable production.

Tickets, priced £15.50-34.50, are available via www,

The Times has teamed up with The Bristol Hippodrome to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a family ticket to see the show at 7.30pm on March 2.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: Which member of ABBA helped to write this musical?

Send your answer on a postcard, along with your name, address and telephone number, to: Chess Competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW, by February 25.

Alternatively, click on the link at the top of the page to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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