Reviews for Director Laurence Connor for Chess at the London Coliseum

The board is set! Director Laurence Connor's new production of Chess opened at the London Coliseum on 1st May 2018. This landmark musical, which tells the story of love and political intrigue, has made its return to the West End after 30 years and will run until the beginning of June. 

Laurence's direction has been highly praised by theatre critics. 

‘Laurence Connor deploys canny staging gambits to hold our attention during the match segments - from lively animations to montages illustrating the era's space race. He also introduces handheld cameras to create close-ups, plus a sleek, multi-level set from Matt Kinley with board game squares whisking aside or lighting up.’ - BroadwayWorld 

‘A largely (grand) masterful revival of a show with an indelible place in musical theatre history’ - BroadwayWorld 

‘This is as much down to the tunes themselves as to high-calibre directing by Laurence Connor’ - The Upcoming

'Laurence Connor’s spectacular production makes all the right moves.' - The Reviews Hub

'Overall, it’s a bold and confident production well worth seeing.' -  Love London Love Culture 

'Laurence Connor’s new production – the latest in the ENO’s semi-staged series of musical theatre revivals – has the vocal talent to do justice to its score.' - Time Out