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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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Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2018. From January to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  42% 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 £125  28% 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  22% 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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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 25th May 2019
Chess, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Chess
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th February to 22nd June 2019
Chess, Haymarket, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Chess
Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The Musical. Staged at the Theatre Royal ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | Same location as Chess
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. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near 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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The best shops and markets near Chess
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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
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
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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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from Chess
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Chess
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Chess
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Chess
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Chess.
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
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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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Chess
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Nightlife > Bars
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
London > Nightlife > Bars
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
London > Nightlife > Bars
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
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Chess
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Chess
... More
 
 
 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) events

 
Notre Dame De ParisNotre 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. Twenty years after its Parisian debut, and after receiving international acclaim in 23 countries worldwide, Notre Dame de Paris is performed at London Coliseum in French with2019-01-23T00:00:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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PRICING  £15-£125, tickets on sale Apr 30, 10am
DATES  Running until  Sunday 27th January 2019
VENUE  London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 
Cathedral 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. Twenty years after its Parisian debut, and after receiving international acclaim in 23 countries worldwide, Notre Dame de Paris is performed at London Coliseum in French with... More about this event
 
English National Opera: La BohemeEnglish National Opera: La BohemeAlexander Joel conducts Jonathan Miller's production of Puccini's classic opera about a Parisian courtesan. Sung in English.2019-01-29T19:30:00+00002019-02-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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English National Opera: AkhnatenEnglish National Opera: AkhnatenKaren Kamensek conducts a revival of Phelim McDermott's Olivier Award-winning 2016 production of Philip Glass's opera set in ancient Egypt. Sung in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian with no surtitles.2019-02-11T19:30:00+00002019-03-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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English National Opera: Akhnaten
English National Opera: The Merry WidowEnglish National Opera: The Merry WidowKristiina Poska conducts this production of Lehar's popular comic operetta, which is directed by Max Webster. Sung in English.2019-03-01T19:30:00+00002019-04-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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English National Opera: The Merry Widow
Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019The Gala celebrates the legacy of the famed Russian Ballet School and pays tribute to its legendary dancers.2019-03-31T19:00:00+01002019-03-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2019
Man Of La ManchaMan Of La ManchaLonny Price directs Kelsey Grammer and Danielle de Niese in this award-winning musical inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote.2019-04-26T19:30:00+01002019-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO),   St Martin's Lane      WC2N 4ES
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Man Of La Mancha
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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Notre Dame De Paris
Notre Dame De Paris
Theatre | Until 27th January 2019 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Cathedral bell-ringer Quasimodo falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda in the original French production of the musical ...More

 
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2019 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from Chess

David Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, and Rufus Hound reprise their roles as Don Quixote ...More

 
Bridget Riley: Messengers
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Chess

The artist presents coloured discs painted directly onto the surface of the gallery's Annenberg Court....More

Landseer's The Monarch Of The Glen
Landseer's The Monarch Of The Glen
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Chess

This autumn, arguably the world's best known painting of an animal is 'coming home' to the National Gallery for the ...More

 
Rachel Maclean: The Lion And The Unicorn
Rachel Maclean: The Lion And The Unicorn
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Chess

The Scottish artist's 2012 film The Lion And The Unicorn that shines an irreverent light on Scottish-English relationships. The display ...More

 
Mantegna and Bellini
Mantegna and Bellini
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Chess

Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, ...More

 
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2019 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Chess

Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters ...More

 
Joana Escoval, The Sun Lovers
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2019 

Tenderpixel Gallery 2 minutes walk from Chess

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Chess

The leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around ...More

Gainsborough's Family Album
Gainsborough's Family Album
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2019 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Chess

The National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major ...More

 

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Gavin Higgins's first opera, adapted by Francesca Simon from her darkly humorous young adult novel, ...More

 
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Little Angel Theatre

A musical for children exploring anxiety and how to cope with it....More

Mole & Gecko: The Show
Mole & Gecko: The Show
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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko create their own original songs for rap musical Mole ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 25th January 

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Flat Iron Square is concluding January with the Shape Wellness Week, presenting seven days of events that focus on the mind and body. The fitness programme features punk rock yoga, lunchtime HIIT classes, morning cleanse ...More

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Taking place on the last Friday in every ...More

 
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Concerts | From 28th March 

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A new festival from Krankbrother, Re-Textured takes over several London venues this March. A celebration ...More

 
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Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents a comprehensive retrospective of legendary British photographer Don McCullin with a display ...More

 
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Adelphi Theatre

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere ...More

 
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Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's ...More

 
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Art Night, the late night free contemporary art festival which runs from 6pm into the ...More

 
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