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Chess full cast joining Michael Ball and Alexandra Burke announced

Philip Browne will play the role of Molokov in the production

Murray Head, Cassidy Janson, Philip Browne, Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Laurence Connor
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The full cast has been revealed for the West End revival of Chess, which opens at the London Coliseum at the end of April.

The new production marks the first time that the show has run in the West End since 1986. It was written in 1984 by ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice, and follows a tense chess competition against the backdrop of the Cold War. It features classic numbers such as "I Know Him So Well" and "One Night in Bangkok".

Joining the previously announced Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Tim Howar, Murray Head and Cassidy Janson will be Philip Browne (The Lion King) as Molokov.

Also cast are Sabrina Aloueche, Robin Bailey, Sarah Bakker, Jeremy Batt, Kimberley Blake, Sophie Camble, Cellen Chugg Jones, Jordan Lee Davies, Jonathan David Dudley, Richard Emerson, Callum Evans, Chris Gage, Matt Harrop, Jack Horner, Stevie Hutchinson, Nicholas Lee, Sinead Long, Robbie McMillan, Jo Morris, Jennifer Robinson, Jo Servi, Alexandra Waite-Roberts, Carrie Willis, Stuart Winter, Chris Gardner, Matthew Walker and Joe Watkins.

The production is directed by Laurence Connor (School of Rock, Miss Saigon), and features the English National Opera's orchestra and chorus, conducted by John Rigby.

Chess runs from 1 May to 2 June at the London Coliseum with previews from 26 April.

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