lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Prince Edward Theatre London 1987
Chess is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, formerly of ABBA. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top players, an American and a Russian, in a world chess championship, and a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other; all in the context of a Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union, during which both countries wanted to win international chess tournaments for propaganda purposes. Although the protagonists were not intended to represent any specific individuals, the character of the American was loosely based on chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer, while elements of the story may have been inspired by the chess careers of Russian grandmasters Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov.
This Souvenire Brochure (White Cover) is from theOriginal London Production Brochure Dated Nov 1987 (Show Start date May 1986) with Full Lyrics
Size 300 x 225 mm
Brochure Full of photos of the show, cast and crew.
Condition: Used Good 8/10
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