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Chicago – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma in Chicago

Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Imagine a world in which the usual rules are turned on their head, in which ordinary people can be catapulted to celebrity status for, at best, dubious reasons, in which the masses are in thrall to the cult of celebrity thanks to the ...

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Chicago – The Grand, Leeds

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Writer: Fred Ebb &Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Original Director/Choreographer: Bob Fosse Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Award-winning Chicago returns to the UK Tour scene with this star-studded production. Written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, it’s based on Maurine Dallas Watkins’ play of the same name. A journalist by trade, Watkins wrote for the Chicago Tribune during the prohibition ...

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Chicago – Theatre Royal, Norwich

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Music, Book/Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Lu Greer Each time a new run of Chicago hits the stage, it has some very large jazz shoes to fill. It’s a show that has run and run, been a smash hit musical and is a staple of millions of musical fans. Because of this, each time an ...

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Chicago – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Inspired by the sensational crime stories she covered during the Prohibition Era for the Chicago Tribune, and in particular the trials of two real-life Jazz Babies accused of murdering their lovers: the much-married cabaret chanteuse ...

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Chicago – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins Adaptor: David Thompson Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Chris Williams Chicago is the musical that proves the old idiom “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”. This tale of crime, punishment and fame has now been delighting audiences for decades. Kander and Ebb’s musical is a tale ...

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Chicago – Lyric, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Writer: Maurine Dallas Watkins Adaptor: David Thompson Choreographer: Ann Reinking Reviewer: Hannah Stamp With a dimly lit stage, a cloud of smoke smothering the spotlight and a seductive array of black clinging costumes, Chicago sizzles like the stage of an underground burlesque club. With just enough humour to offset ...

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Chicago – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Book: Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer: Scott Matthewman 1920s Chicago, a world of gangsters represented by grungy sets and hairy, overweight men and wom… Nah, you know better, right? Chicago is one of the most visually familiar musicals of our age, its tight-fitting and revealing costumes showing off the lithe ...

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Chicago – Bristol Hippodrome

CHICAGO. John Partridge as 'Billy Flynn'

Music and Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb Director: Walter Bobbie Reviewer:Naomi Stevens 1920s Chicago. Murder. Fame. The days when Chicago was a mix of prohibition era criminality and the excitement of Jazz. The story is based around both – a prison full of murderesses whose crimes were mostly committed under the influence of illegal alcohol and easy access to ...

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