Final seats on sale for Melbourne season of CHESS THE MUSICAL

A limited number of additional seats are available for the sold-out Melbourne season of CHESS THE MUSICAL

Final seats are on sale at 9:00am, Monday 29 March for the Melbourne performances of CHESS THE MUSICAL, starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Paulini, Rob Mills, Alexander Lewis, Mark Furze and more at the Regent Theatre from 22 to 24 April.

“I’m genuinely overwhelmed by the public response and enthusiasm towards this production of CHESS. It really will be a special event for Melbourne and, with these highly-sought after additional seats on sale, I hope everybody now gets the chance to see it,” said producer Adrian Storey.

Featuring the iconic music of Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA) with book & lyrics by Tim Rice, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will be presented as a semi-staged concert style production featuring Logie-nominated and recent star of CHICAGO Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Grease, Rent, Love, Loss, and What I Wore); Aria chart-topping vocalist Paulini (The Bodyguard, Saturday Night Fever, Hair); New York Metropolitan Opera singer Alexander Lewis (West Side Story for Handa Opera, The Merry Widow, Ragtime); semi-finalist in The Voice 2020 Mark Furze (Home and Away, Underbelly, It Takes Two); musical theatre favourite Rob Mills (Wicked, Ghost, Grease); opera singer Eddie Muliaumaseali’i (Show Boat, Das Rhinegold, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and musical theatre all-rounder Brittanie Shipway (The Voice, Big Fish, The Sapphires) with backing by a professional twenty-six piece orchestra.

CHESS THE MUSICAL is inspired by extraordinary real-life events and first premiered to glowing reviews in London’s West End in 1986 starring the beloved Elaine Paige. The West End season ran for three years, resulting in a BBC listener poll ranking CHESS THE MUSICAL seventh in a list of ‘Number One Essential Musicals’ of all time.

Featuring hits including I Know Him So Well – recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling UK chart single ever by a female duo – and the upbeat pop favourite One Night in Bangkok, music from CHESS THE MUSICAL is known the world over, with the original concept album described by Rolling Stone as having a “dazzling score (which) covers nearly all the pop bases”. Time Magazine declared the score as “rock symphonic synthesis ripe with sophistication and hummable tunes”.

CHESS THE MUSICAL tells the story of a complex love triangle combined with dramatic political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the early 1980s, where Soviet and American forces attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political gains.

CHESS THE MUSICAL is produced by impresario Adrian Storey from StoreyBoard Entertainment (Barnum, Follies, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and directed by renowned director Tyran Parke (Barnum, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George) and with Musical Direction by David Piper (Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The Boy From Oz), Set & Costume Design by Dann Barber (Barnum, 33 Variations), Choreography by Freya List, Lighting Design by Gavan Swift & Sound Design by award-winning designer Michael Waters.

StoreyBoard Entertainment presents CHESS THE MUSICAL
With music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), lyrics by Tim Rice & Björn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice
Touring nationally April – June 2021

Regent Theatre
Thursday 22 April at 7:30pm
Friday 23 April at 7:30pm
Saturday 24 April 2021, 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Her Majesty’s Theatre
Thursday 27 May 7:30pm
Friday 28 May 2021, 7:30pm
Saturday 29 May, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Co-produced by Perth Symphony Orchestra and StoreyBoard Entertainment
Perth Concert Hall
Thursday 3 June, 7:30pm
Friday 4 June, 7:30pm
Saturday 5 June, 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Tuesday 8 June at 7:30pm
Wednesday 9 June at 7:30pm
Thursday 10 June, 2:00pm and 7:30pm

For further information:

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

One thought on “Final seats on sale for Melbourne season of CHESS THE MUSICAL

  • We saw the original Chess with Elaine Page and Barbara Dixon in the 80’s in London and look forward to seeing the show tomorrow afternoon. I am trying to find my original programme which I know I have somewhere! Will wear my original Chess shirt though ?


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