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20 November

20 November

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CHESS CROSSES THE BOARD TO NEWCASTLE Benny Andersson, Bjrn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rices epic political love story hits the Civic Theatre stage for the first time ever. Written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjrn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice, Chess tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s, in which superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends. Two of the worlds greatest chess masters, one American, one Russian, are in danger of becoming the pawns of their governments as their battle for the world title gets underway.

Simultaneously their lives are thrown into further confusion by a Hungarian refugee, a remarkable woman who becomes the centre of their emotional triangle. This mirrors the heightened passions of the political struggles that threaten to destroy lives and loves. Includes the international hit singles I Know Him So Well and One Night In Bangkok.

Other well-known songs from the score include Anthem, Someone Elses Story, Heaven Help my Heart and Pity The Child. Directed by Erin James and Musical Directed by Dan Wilson, this production will feature a full orchestra and a choir of over 200 voices lead by Chorus Master Kim Sutherland. The Cast: Florence Vassy SILVIE PALADINO Anatoly Sergievsky DAVID HARRIS Freddie Trumper MARTY WORRALL Svetlana Sergievsky AMY VEE Alexander Molokov CHRISTOPHER ALLAN Walter deCourcey MATT EDWARDS The Arbiter MARISSA SAROCA Featuring Khym Harris, Jade Shearman, Nerida Walker, Katie Blaxland, Cassandra Griffin, Megan Connelly, Brooke Littlewood, John Thomas, Dain Watts, Ellery Durant, Theo Williams, Danny Folpp, Luke Power, Michael King and PJ Willis.

Also featuring the voices of the HUNTER SINGERS, HSPA SENIOR CHOIR, CALLAGHAN SINGERS, NOVOTONES and HUNTER VALLEY CHORUS. NUTSHELLS: Where: Civic Theatre, Newcastle When: Friday 27th March, 8pm Saturday 28th March, 2pm & 8pm.

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