Chess -The Musical 30th Nov - 4th Dec 2021
Kilmacud Musical Society (KMS) are delighted to announce their production of “Chess – The Musical” which runs 30th Nov – 4th Dec 2021 in dlr Mill Theatre, Dundrum.
KMS were initially due to stage Chess in March of 2020. As they were preparing for their dress rehearsal, all events were cancelled. They are delighted to be able to bring this amazing production to stage 627 days after they initially planned.
This highly acclaimed musical written by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), and lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) 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.
Numbers including “One Night in Bangkok”, “Anthem” and “I Know Him So Well”, are international hits.