Inspirations to perform top musical at Hasland Playhouse

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Inspirations Theatre Company will be performing Chess: The Musical at Hasland Playhouse from April 11-15.

The popular music features the international hits One Night In Bangkok and I Know Him So Well, and has music by ABBA duo Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and lyrics by Tim Rice.

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and east-west political intrigue.

Set during the Cold War period of the 1980s, the principal pawns form a love triangle - the loutish American Grand Master, the earnest Russian champion and the Hungarian-English female chess second who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian.

From the Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score.

This amateur production Of Chess (UK Version) is presented by special arrangement With Samuel French, Ltd.

Tickets are £10 (plus booking fee), available at

Doors open at 7pm and the performances start at 7.30pm.