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Chess 2006

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Show Facts

Performed by Trinity Players at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall during 9th - 13th May 2006

Helen Smith
Musical Director
Helen Smith
Leigh-Ann McFarlane

Roy Marshall Cup for Best Musical Achievement - Helen Smith

Phil Grove Cup for Most Outstanding Female Performance - Karen Swann

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The Show


Chess is a musical with music by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of ABBA, and with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story involves a romantic triangle between two top chess 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,[1] while elements of the story may have been inspired by the chess careers of Russian grandmasters Viktor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov.[2]

Synopsis courtesy of Wikipedia

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