CHESS: The Musical – The reviews from Melbourne are in!

CHESS: The Musical kick-started its tour of Australia with sold-out shows in Melbourne last weekend. The reviews are in and it’s safe to say this show’s score with its 26 piece on-stage orchestra will blow your mind 🤯

Photographer Jess Busby

“The Melbourne season sold out well ahead of the short season, packing out the largest of Melbourne’s East End theatres … Storeyboard Entertainment should be congratulated for bringing a rarely presented musical to Australian audiences.” – Theatre People 

Inspired by extraordinary real-life events CHESS: The Musical is a gripping tale set during the height of the Cold War. Two chess grandmasters, one America the other Russian, find themselves pulled into the East-West political arena. As if things aren’t complex enough a powerful love triangle is thrown into the mix. Which grandmaster will be the King to this Queen and who will be left as the Pawn. Get your tickets to find out!

Alex Lewis, Brittanie Shipway and Mark Furze. Photographer Jeff Busby

“Magnificently dazzling twenty-six piece orchestra” – Broadwayworld

Sir Timothy Rice and Björn Ulvaeus are the masterminds behind the lyrics for CHESS: The Musical. Tim is a legend in his own right, along with CHESS he also wrote for other shows like Joesph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar! The musical also has a legendary rock-opera score that was created by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from the pop group ABBA. It is argued it will be one of the most memorable scores you’ll ever hear!

Rob Mills and ensemble. Photographer Jess Busby

“Big names deliver vocal splendour… Roof-raising numbers.” – The Sydney Morning Herald / The Age

CHESS: The Musical will be in Perth from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th June and will be performing in the Perth Concert Hall. The Duxton hotel is offering 10% off their best available rates for patrons who are attending the show on Thursday or Friday evening. Don’t miss out on this exclusive deal call them on 1800 681 118 or email them at and quote the event name, event date and your ticket order number which can be found on your order confirmation email.

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, luckily for you Perth still has tickets available, but they are selling fast. You can purchase yours here.