A new tour of Chicago The Musical has been announced – from tickets to the cast, here’s all you need to know.
The new production will open in September before heading across the country throughout the year and into 2022.
A synopsis of the hit musical from John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse reads: “Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her.
“Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.”
Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, Chicago is one of the world’s longest-running on both Broadway and in the West End.
Chicago The Musical 2022 UK tour dates and venues
23 May 2022 - 28 May 2022
31 May 2022 - 04 June 2022
06 June 2022 - 11 June 2022
14 June 2022 - 18 June 2022
21 June 2022 - 25 June 2022
05 July 2022 - 09 July 2022
11 July 2022 - 16 July 2022
18 July 2022 - 23 July 2022
25 July 2022 - 30 July 2022
Chicago tour cast
The current cast features Lee Mead as Billy Flynn, Faye Brookes as Roxie Hart, Djalenga Scott as Velma Kelly, Jamie Baughan as Amos Hart and B.E. Wong as Mary Sunshine.
Brenda Edwards will appear as Mama Morton at Sunderland Empire (2 – 4 June), Cardiff New Theatre (20 – 25 June), Winter Gardens Blackpool (28 June – 2 July), Sheffield Lyceum Theatre (5 – 9 July), Norwich Theatre Royal (11 – 16 July) and New Theatre Oxford (18 – 23 July).
The current company is completed by 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.
Cast and performance schedule subject to change without notice.