Political intrigue abound across the chessboard as love intervenes

Marie Swan who plays Florence Vasey.
Marie Swan who plays Florence Vasey.

THE Blyth Music and Theatre Company’s major show for 2011, Chess, takes to the stage of Blyth’s Phoenix Theatre next Monday, March 7.

The show will run for six performances, ending on Saturday, March 12.

Chess has one of the greatest musical scores of all time.

Songs include One Night In Bangkok, You and I, Pity the Child and the number one hit from Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson, I Know Him so Well.

Chess tells the story of two of the greatest chess masters in the world as they battle for supremacy at the world championship.

But their greatest contest is for the love one woman.

Political intrigue and international conspiracies abound as they fight to win the heart of Florence Vasey.

Theirs is a romantic triangle that mirrors the heightened passions of the cold war, all set to an explosive score by Tim Rice and Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.

The show starts at 7.15pm each evening and tickets are priced at £10.50; seniors and under 16s at £9.50; special Monday only price £8.50.

The Phoenix box office is open daily 10am to 12.30pm, (01670) 367228, or book online at www.blythphoenix.com