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 has tangoed its way into the Phoenix Theatre.  Lighting 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…

Chicago contains overt references to sex and murder.

WHO'S IN IT?: CHICAGO CAST

Duncan James stars as Billy Flynn. James was most recently seen playing the role of Ryan in the popular Channel 4 soap opera 'Hollyoaks'. He rose to fame as one quarter of the band Blue, which, to date, has had 40 Number One singles worldwide, three Number One UK albums and sales of over 16 million records. Other theatre appearances include Warner Huntington III in the West End production of Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre.

Alexandra Burke recently starred in the West End production of Chess at the London Coliseum. Her other theatre credits include The Bodyguard at the Dominion Theatre and the UK tour of Sister Act. She is perhaps best-known for winning the 5th series of ITV’s 'The X Factor'. Her winner’s single, "Hallelujah", reached number one in the UK Christmas Chart and went on to be crowned the top-selling single of 2008, selling over 1 million copies in the UK alone. 

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 22-Sep-2018 to 05-Jan-2019

Mon
  • 19:30
Tue
  • 19:30
Wed
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Thu
  • 19:30
Fri
  • 19:30
Sat
  • 14:30
  • 19:30
Sun
  • -

Important Information

Contains overt references to sex and murder.

Facts & Figures

Act I

  • "Overture" – Orchestra
  • "All That Jazz" – Velma Kelly and Company
  • "Funny Honey" – Roxie Hart
  • "Cell Block Tango" – Velma and the Murderesses
  • "When You're Good to Mama" – Matron "Mama" Morton
  • "Tap Dance" - Roxie, Amos, and Boys
  • "All I Care About" – Billy Flynn and the Girls
  • "A Little Bit of Good" – Mary Sunshine
  • "We Both Reached for the Gun" – Billy, Roxie, Mary and the Reporters
  • "Roxie" – Roxie and the Boys
  • "I Can't Do It Alone" – Velma
  • "I Can't Do It Alone (Reprise)" – Velma
  • "Chicago After Midnight" – Orchestra
  • "My Own Best Friend" – Roxie and Velma
  • "Finale Act I: All That Jazz (Reprise)" – Velma

Act II

  • "Entr'acte" – Orchestra
  • "I Know a Girl" – Velma
  • "Me and My Baby" – Roxie and Company
  • "Mr. Cellophane" – Amos Hart
  • "When Velma Takes the Stand" – Velma and the Boys
  • "Razzle Dazzle" – Billy and Company
  • "Class" – Velma and Mama Morton
  • "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag" – Velma and Roxie
  • "Finale Act II: All That Jazz (Reprise)" – Company

Now Starring

Alexandra Burke
Roxie Hart
Martin Kemp
Billy Flynn

Chicago Soundtrack Playlist

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

Facilities

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

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