nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk) wrote,

It's Chess, Jim, but not as we know it.

[personal profile] antisoppist and I spent Friday evening watching* Chess på svenska - the Swedish version of Chess first performed in 2002 and which we knew to make some alterations to the songs and running order. I knew it was going to be different to the ENO production I saw in May. I didn't know that it was going to be THAT different... It was great, and there will be a proper review in due course, but in the meantime, a poll:

*In my case almost entirely through opera glasses, which I had remembered to take while leaving my actual glasses on the hotel table. Actually, my eyes are not so bad that I can't see what's happening on the stage without them, as you'd expect given that I got to the theatre without them, but I always wear them for cinema and theatre to enjoy the detail fully and I want to be able to see people's facial expressions properly!

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