About Chicago

Come on babe, why don’t we paint the town? And all that jazz…

Chicago, the longest running American musical, winner of six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards and a Grammy, tangoes its way into the Phoenix Theatre from 26th March. Guaranteed to light up the West End stage with its seductive tale of fame and fortune, Chicago’s return to London marks its 21st birthday – and there’s more razzle dazzle than ever before!

Nothing compares to seeing this daring production in person – it’s so good, it should be illegal.

Since opening in 1996, Chicago has been performed in 36 countries worldwide, grossed over $1.5 billion and has played over 30,000 shows, with an estimated 31 million individuals having seen the production.

So, why not celebrate with the cast and crew of the sexiest, sassiest and most sophisticated musical around and experience in person the sizzling choreography of the legendary Bob Fosse and hear Kander and Ebb’s universally-loved red-hot score, featuring such classics as “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango” and “All That Jazz”, performed live.

Go on, paint the town, we dare you…

Please note: Chicago contains overt references to sex and murder.


Martin Kemp stars as Billy Flynn. Kemp’s acting credits include playing Reggie Kray alongside his brother Gary as Ronnie Kray in the film 'The Krays', Steve Owen in 'EastEnders', and Sam Phillips in the UK tour of Million Dollar Quartet.  He is also, of course, one quarter of the band Spandau Ballet, and his book, 'True – An Autobiography of Martin Kemp', spent several months in The Sunday Times best sellers list.  He also appeared as a judge on the BBC’s 'Let It Shine', alongside Dannii Minogue and Gary Barlow.

Sarah Soetaert joins Kemp as Roxie Hart, the role she previously played at the Cambridge and Garrick Theatres. Her other theatre work includes Cats, Carousel, Fame, Kiss Me Kate, On the Town, The Sound of Music and The Glenn Miller Story.

Josefina Gabrielle played the role of Roxie Hart at the Adelphi and Cambridge Theatres. She is now making her debut as Velma Kelly. Gabrielle played Laurey Williams in Trevor Nunn’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway, and she holds the distinction of being the first ever Laurey in any production of Oklahoma! to dance her own Dream Ballet, recreated especially for her by choreographer Susan Stroman. Her other London and West End credits include The Witches of Eastwick, Hello, Dolly! opposite Samantha Spiro, Sweet Charity, Maria Friedman's production of Merrily We Roll Along, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical.

Mazz Murray stars as Mama Morton. Murray’s previous theatre credits include nine years as Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre), Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre), Mabel in Fame (Victoria Palace), Grandma Bertha in Pippin (Bridewell Theatre) and Dusty Springfield in A Girl Called Dusty (Duke of York’s Theatre).  On television, she has appeared in 'EastEnders' and 'Footballers’ Wives', and on film in the soon-to-be-released 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'. 

Paul Rider plays Amos Hart who he has previously portrayed at the Adelphi and Cambridge Theatres. His recent theatre work includes A Woman of No Importance, The Tempest, Cymbeline, Measure for Measure, Julius Caesar and The Duchess of Malfi. Television credits include French and Saunders, The Catherine Tate Show and EastEnders

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What's the story?

Set in the legendary Windy City during the jazz-era of the roaring ‘20s, Chicago tells the tale of two rival vaudevillian murderesses, Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart. Serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding them in bed together, nightclub star Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn. They turn Velma’s imprisonment into a murder-of-the-week media frenzy, preparing the world for her flashy showbiz comeback. However, ambitious chorus girl Roxie, isn’t about to let things run smoothly…


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Chicago Performance Dates & Times

You can book from 17-Jul-2018 to 05-Jan-2019

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Important Information

Contains overt references to sex and murder.

Now Starring

Martin Kemp
Billy Flynn
Mazz Murray
Mama Morton

Phoenix Theatre

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Where is Chicago?

Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0JP
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
  • Parking: Chinatown (5mins)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
  • Nearest Tube: Central, Northern
  • Directions:

    (3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.

    NB: Central Line trains will not be stopping at Tottenham Court Road Tube Station until December 2015.

  • Nearest Station: Euston


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible