“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts“…so begins the international award winning Broadway and West End musical, CHICAGO, which will tour the UK beginning February 2016. The UK tour stars EastEnders actor John Partridge (Cats, A Chorus Line, Miss Saigon, Starlight Express) as Billy Flynn, Dancing on Ice winner and Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon (Emmerdale, Grease, Mamma Mia!) as Roxie Hart, and one of Britain’s most loved soap stars Jessie Wallace (EastEnders) as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.
Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score includes “All That Jazz” and “Razzle Dazzle”. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, CHICAGO truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” The Times
A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it.
‘STILL THE SEXIEST MOST SENSATIONAL MUSICAL’
‘SEXY, SASSY, SULTRY, SEDUCTIVE, SENSUAL, SLINKY, SOPHISTICATED’
Independent on Sunday
‘MAKES ALL OTHER MUSICALS LOOK TAME’
‘THE MOST EXCITING MUSICAL OF ITS GENERATION’
‘A RAZZLING-DAZZLING EVENING THAT IS NOT TO BE MISSED’
‘SHEER THEATRICAL BLISS’
The producers of CHICAGO cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays. Please check the website for full performance schedules. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information in the leaflet is correct, changes may occur.
Further casting to be announced.
More venues to be announced soon!