Here’s a first look at the current UK tour of hit musical Chicago.
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.
The new UK tour stars Faye Brookes as Roxie Hart, Sinitta as Mama Morton, Divina De Campo as Mary Sunshine, Darren Day as Billy Flynn, Djalenga Scott as Velma Kelly and Joel Montague as Amos Hart.
The cast also includes include 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.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes the show-stopping songs Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango, and All That Jazz.
Winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, Chicago is the longest running American musical in Broadway and West End history.
The tour is currently playing in Bradford (to 16 October) before moving on to Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Torquay, Hull, Southampton, Bromley and Inverness in November.
After a run in Dubai in the New Year, UK dates for the tour will resume from 24 January 2022 in Birmingham and continue throughout next year.