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Chicago is among the most well-recognized shows in both Broadway and West End. The musical has won six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, and a Grammy to top it all during its long tenure on the world stage. In fact, it is one of the longest running American musicals in West End history, managing to consistently grip audiences for over 15 years!

Why Watch Chicago

Chicago is, by no means, a new show. It is based on Maurine Watkins’ 1926 play of the same name. The play constantly evolved through the decades to become the spectacular musical that it is today. It debuted in West End in 1979, but remained dormant until the mid 1990s. In 1996, a revived version of this musical burst back into the spotlight and ran for an astoundingly long time. The musical is set to premiere at West End’s Phoenix Theatre. With jazz music that will fly you straight back to the early and mid-20th century, Chicago is filled with treats for the music-lover in you. If you are looking for a musical with a unique flavor, or a classic drama with a beautiful story, or even if you are simply somebody who enjoyed the 2002 flick that also won an Academy Award, Chicago is sure to take you on an unforgettable rollercoaster ride.

The Story

Set in an era in which America completely banned the production of alcohol, Chicago is littered with acts of corruption and betrayal, serving as the underlying themes of the story. Velma Kelly, a woman who murdered her husband and sister, kicks off the musical with a popular rendition of the song “All That Jazz”. Velma is arrested, and so is Roxie, another woman accused of murdering her lover. Velma and Roxie are sent to Cook County Jail, where they meet the corrupt Matron “Mama” Morton. With her aid, Velma has been pushed to the top of the media’s murder-of-the-week announcement. Matron Morton is also helping Velma return to Vaudeville. Bill Flynn, an eminent lawyer with an all-girl clientele, decides to help Roxie. Velma is not particularly pleased about the fact that Roxie is taking away both her spotlight and lawyer. Roxie and Velma are pulled apart and glued together over and over again in this magical representation of ‘celebrity crime’.

Good for

Fans of the Original Play | Jazz Lovers | Adult Audiences

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

Show Timings

Mon-Sat 8 PM
Wed & Sat 3 PM & 8 PM

Leading Roles
Cuba Gooding Jr. as Billy Flynn
Sarah Soetaert as Roxie
Josefina Gabrielle as Velma
Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton

Director
Walter Bobbie

Top Songs
“All that Jazz”, “Razzle Dazzle", "We Both Reached For The Gun" & "Cell Block Tango."

Additional Info

Duration
2 hours and 30 mins, with 1 intermission

Audience
Suitable for ages 16 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Seating
The Phoenix Theatre has a seating capacity of 1012.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be cancelled, amended or rescheduled.

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Mitchell Klein
Mitchell
Reviewed in October, 2018

Such an underrated musical, the choreography is definitely art. Fosse is surreal!

Bert Pittman
Bert
Reviewed in October, 2018

A very few shows are as good as Chicago is. Good thing i bagged the early tickets.

Emily Doyle
Emily
Reviewed in October, 2018

Jazz lovers, this is your chance to watch something fantastic. Chicago is a masterpiece!

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Where?

Phoenix Theater, 110 Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0JP, UK, London

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