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April 14 - 19, 2025

Rouge your knees and pull your stockings down!

Why See Chicago?


Chicago hits the road Once More

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 defense 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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Opening night: 14 April 2025



Cast and Creative




Music and Lyrics by Kander and Ebb
Book by Ebb and Bob Fosse
Choreographed by Gary Chryst after Ann Reinking (in the style of Bob Fosse)
Direction by Stacey Haynes after Walter Bobbie
Design by John Lee Beatty
Costume by William Ivey Long
Lighting by Ken Billington
Original sound design by Rick Clarke
Re-creation of original sound design by Matt Grounds
Script adaptation by David Thompson
Orchestrations by Ralph Burns
Musical supervision by Ian Townsend
Musical direction by Andrew Hilton
Dance music arrangements by Peter Howard

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5 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)

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Rob Field: “Fabulous rendition!”

Stunning performance. The cast were well rehearsed, and the performances... more

Jean Johnson: “WOW WOW WOW”

What an amazing show, superb casting and an unbelievable band - one of... more

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