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ChessLaurence Connor directs the first West End revival since the original 1986 production, which starred Elaine Paige, of Chess. The famous eighties musical written by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, with Tim Rice, tells a story of love and political intrigue, set against the background of the Cold War in the late 1970s/early 1980s. his new West End production, presented at the London Coliseum features English National Opera's award-winning orchestra and chorus. It's directed by Laurence Connor, whose recent credits include School of Rock and Miss Saigon, Les Misérables and Jesus Christ Superstar. Choreography is by Stephen Mear.

 

About London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. This impressive theatre, which started its life as a venue for variety shows, is now - conversely - indistinguishable from its artistically first-class company in residence, the English National Opera. More about London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

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Chess  Benny Andersson and Tim Rice, photo: Piers Foley  

   
Chess - Benny Andersson and Tim Rice, photo: Piers Foley

Chess Benny Andersson and Tim Rice, photo: Piers Foley 


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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  38% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £111  42% off
The Strand, WC2N | 2 minutes from Chess
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  24% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Chess
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
 
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True West
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd November 2018 to 16th February 2019
Chess, 404 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Chess
Kit Harington - famous for his leading role in Game of Thrones - and Johnny Flynn - star of Lovesick, Beast and US TV series Genius, ...More
 
 
 
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The Importance Of Being Earnest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th July to 20th October 2018
Chess, 404 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Chess
Concluding the Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Season, The Importance of Being Earnest is staged at the Vaudeville Theatre this summer. Olivier Award-winner Sophie Thompson takes ...More
 
 
 
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Measure for Measure
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th September to 24th November 2018
Chess, 41 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H | 5 minutes from Chess
Bringing gender fluidity to the West End, Josie Rourke's adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure sees Hayley Atwell and Jack Lowden alternate the roles of powerful ...More
 
 
 
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St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | Same location as Chess
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Chess
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Chess
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Chess
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 2 minutes from Chess
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Chess
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
 
 
 
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Hazuki
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43 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
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Notes - Trafalgar Square
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
Coffee-cum-wine-bar Notes occupies a great spot close to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square in what was a record shop of more than 15 years ... More
 
 
 
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Fumo London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
37 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
From the Italian family owned San Carlo restaurant group, who also own Signor Sassi in Knightsbridge and Cicchetti in Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Chess
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Chess
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from Chess
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The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Chess
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Library
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112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
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45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
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45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Chess
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English National Opera: SalomeEnglish National Opera: SalomeHerod's stepdaughter Salome becomes dangerously obsessed with her father's prisoner John the Baptist in Richard Strauss's searing opera. Theatre director Adena Jacobs directs her first UK opera with this new production in which Allison Cook makes her ENO debut taking on the title role under the baton of ENO music director Martyn Brabbins. Based on 2018-09-28T19:30:00+01002018-10-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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event > Concerts > Opera - German opera
PRICING  £12-£115
DATES  28th September to 23rd October 2018
VENUE  London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 
Herod's stepdaughter Salome becomes dangerously obsessed with her father's prisoner John the Baptist in Richard Strauss's searing opera. Theatre director Adena Jacobs directs her first UK opera with this new production in which Allison Cook makes her ENO debut taking on the title role under the baton of ENO music director Martyn Brabbins. Based on ... More about this event
English National Opera: Porgy And BessEnglish National Opera: Porgy And BessEric Greene sings Porgy and Nicole Cabell is Bess in the Gershwins' opera set in 1920s South Carolina. A 40-voice chorus has been formed for this production, which is conducted by John Wilson and directed by James Robinson, the Artistic Director of Opera St Louis.2018-10-11T19:30:00+01002018-11-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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English National Opera: Lucia Di LammermoorEnglish National Opera: Lucia Di LammermoorDonizetti's compelling romantic drama with themes of rival families, unhealthy obsessions and thwarted love, directed by award-winning David Alden and sung in English.2018-10-25T19:30:00+01002018-12-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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English National Opera: Lucia Di Lammermoor
English National Ballet: NutcrackerEnglish National Ballet: NutcrackerEnglish National Ballet: NutcrackerA very traditional interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman's the Nutcracker, English National Ballet's version was first performed in 2010 to celebrate the company's 60th birthday. This glittering production was created by Wayne Eagling (artistic director of the company from 2005 to 2012), and with its Edwardian setting created by Peter Farmer, it cannot 2018-12-13T19:30:00+00002018-12-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
PRICING  £14-£80
DATES  13th to 30th December 2018
VENUE  London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 
A very traditional interpretation of E.T.A. Hoffman's the Nutcracker, English National Ballet's version was first performed in 2010 to celebrate the company's 60th birthday. This glittering production was created by Wayne Eagling (artistic director of the company from 2005 to 2012), and with its Edwardian setting created by Peter Farmer, it cannot ... More about this event
 
English National Ballet: Swan LakeEnglish National Ballet: Swan LakeChoreographed by Derek Deane after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and set to Tchaikovsky's soaring score played live by English National Ballet Philharmonic, the classic fairy tale charts the battle of lovebirds Prince Siegfried and Swan Queen Odette against the evil sorcerer Rothbart.2019-01-03T19:30:00+00002019-01-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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English National Ballet: Swan Lake
Notre Dame De ParisNotre Dame De ParisCathedral bell-ringer Quasimodo falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda in the original French production of the musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo, with a book and lyrics by Luc Plamondon and music by Richard Cocciante. Gilles Maheu directs an international ensemble of singers, dancers, acrobats and a live orchestra. Per2019-01-23T14:00:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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Notre Dame De Paris
On Your Feet!On Your Feet!Jerry Mitchell directs the UK premiere staging of the hip-shaking Broadway musical, which charts the love story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan from Cuba to the streets of Miami, with a book by Alexander Dinelaris and music produced and recorded by Emilio & Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. The songbook includes the hits 1-2-3, Conga, Don't Wann2019-06-14T19:30:00+01002019-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 39th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from Chess

A fifth, fluorescent red lion joins the pride in Trafalgar Square this September. London set designer Es Devlin, who has ...More

 
The Covent Garden Comedy Club
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Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Arches 3 minutes walk from Chess

Comedy, Stand-Up....More

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