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Chicago

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March 23 - 28, 2022

Rouge your knees and pull your stockings down!

Why See Chicago?

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Chicago hits the road

Starring Faye Brookes, Divina DeCampo, Sinitta and Darren Day!

Join Roxie Hart and her merry murderesses as they battle for fame and freedom in this satirical look at the world of celebrity and justice. Set in the roaring twenties Chicago has everything you want from a musical, sex, murder and good old Razzle Dazzle that has you intoxicated from start to finish.

With hit tunes like 'Cell Block Tango', 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'All That Jazz' as well as the sassy original choreography by the great Bob Fosse, Chicago breathed a sense of fresh air onto the stage when it first opened in Broadway in 1975. Now 40+ years on Chicago is heralded as a pioneer of both Broadway and the West End and is a firm favourite in countries across the world. The 1997 revival ran on London's West End for 15 years and won an Olivier Award before closing in 2012. 

What Is Chicago About?

Set in the Prohibition Era in Chicago famed vaudeville performer Velma Kelly is incarcerated behind bars awaiting trial for murdering her cheating husband and her traitorous sister. Fortunately Billy Flynn a renowned lawyer with a perfect track record, and a master at manipulating public opinion in favour of his clients is on her defence team. Everything is looking rosy until Roxie Hart a fame-hungry wannabe turns up. After being accused of killing her lover Roxie sets about stealing both Velma's limelight and her lawyer.

Each battling for their 15 minutes of fame, the women go head to head in the race to become Chicago's most notorious criminal and escape the rope.

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Dates

Opening night: 23 March 2022

Audience

13+

Cast and Creative

Cast

Faye Brookes as Roxie Hart
Sinitta as Mama Morton
Divina DeCampo as Mary Sunshine
Djalenga Scott as Velma
Darren Day as Billy Flyn
Joel Montague as Amos Hart

With

Ishmail Aaron, Michelle Andrews, Gabby Antrobus, Delycia Belgrave, Joel Benjamin, Tanisha-Mae Brown, Daniel Clift, Callum Fitzgerald, Emily Goodenough, Billie Hardy, Aaron Jenkins, Liam Marcellino, Theo Reece, Hollie Jane Stephens and Harrison Wilde.

Creative

Music and Lyrics by Kander and Ebb
Choreographed by Ann Reinking (in the style of Bob Fosse)
Direction by Walter Bobbie

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