Chess the Musical’s legendary rock-opera score combined with a powerful story of conflict and love is set to astound South Australian audiences.

Chess the Musical

Starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte & Paulini

CHESS THE MUSICAL’s legendary rock-opera score and powerful story of conflict and love has astounded audiences across the globe. This ‘Grand Master Of A Show’ (Newsweek), is now set to tour Australia in a gripping concert style production backed by a full orchestra and featuring the London West-End orchestrations.

Set during the height of the Cold War, two of the world’s greatest chess players, one American, one Russian, find themselves pawns of their own governments’ sparring in the turbulent East-West political arena. 

As the game climaxes and stakes rise, Florence Vassey, a Hungarian-born refugee finds herself caught in the hurricane between the two grandmasters, in a triangle of power and love.

With music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA), book and lyrics by Tim Rice, CHESS THE MUSICAL is arguably one of the most memorable scores ever heard. Featuring global smash hits ‘I Know Him So Well’ and ‘One Night In Bangkok’, this extraordinary sung-through production also features much-loved standards such as ‘Anthem’, ‘Someone Else’s Story’, ‘Heaven Help My Heart’ and ‘Pity The Child’.

This powerful new national production of CHESS THE MUSICAL will be the theatrical event of 2021. 

As stages come to life once again in 2021 - It gives me great joy to bring this powerful production to South Australia. These will be incredibly special performances. Adrian Storey, Producer

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Adelaide Festival Centre continues to adhere to SA Health COVID-19 requirements. Ticket buyers will be contacted directly before each performance with specific instructions regarding their visit, which may include mandatory mask wearing. For more information please see COVID FAQs

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27 – 29 May 2021

Duration 3hrs

Interval 20 mins (included)


Thu, 27 May 2021, 7:30PM

Fri, 28 May 2021, 7:30PM

Sat, 29 May 2021, 2:30PM

Sat, 29 May 2021, 7:30PM


Her Majesty's Theatre


All Ages



Thu to Fri Evening $151.95

Saturday Matinee $158.10

Saturday Evening $162.15

A Reserve

Thu to Fri Evening $136.55

Saturday Matinee $142.70

Saturday Evening $146.75

B Reserve

Thu to Fri Evening $105.95

Saturday Matinee $112.10

Saturday Evening $116.15

C Reserve

Thu to Fri Evening $80.55

Saturday Matinee $86.70

Saturday Evening $90.75

Fees & Charges

A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.

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