A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin – can only mean one thing, the international award-winning musical Chicago is set to bring some razzle dazzle to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking from Mon 1 – Sat 6 October.
This sexy, sassy smash hit stars Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Mama Morton.
Delighting audiences since it opened to rave reviews back in 1997, Chicago is based on real life events. Set in the heady days of the roaring 1920s, it tells the tale of murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery – all things held near and dear in every heart! Nightclub singer Roxie Hart finds herself in trouble following the shooting of her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking and dangerous astute lawyer, Billy Flynn.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Freb Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s stunning musical score includes All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and Cell Block Tango and superb Bob Fosse inspired choreography. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 BAFTA and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago is a slick, sophisticated and super stylish show – it’d be a crime to miss it!
Ali Bastian has been a regular fixture on British TV screens for over nine years, having played the long-running roles of Becca in Hollyoaks and Sally Armstrong in The Bill. More recently, Ali took part in the 2009 series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing where she reached the semi-finals. Theatre credits include Helen in the UK Tour of Verdict, Burn the Floor at the Shaftesbury Theatre and the UK Tour of Strictly Live 2010. Stefan Booth was recently seen playing Tanya’s husband Greg Jessop in EastEnders. He is also well known for playing the regular roles of Sergeant Marc Rollins in The Bill and Jamie Nash in Hollyoaks. Other TV credits include William & Mary, Doctors and The Silence, as well as reaching the finals of the first series of ITV’s Dancing On Ice. Tupele Dorgu is best known as Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street, a role she played for six years. Other television credits include The Case, The Accused, Waterloo Road, Casualty and the regular role of Natalie Vance in Merseybeat. Theatre credits include Mamma Mia! in the West End.
Bernie Nolan was the lead singer with The Nolans from 1974 until 1994 and with her sisters has enjoyed phenomenal success both in this country and abroad. On stage Bernie has toured the UK many times, most recently as Cora in Calendar Girls, Hannah Owens in Flashdance, Robin in Mum’s The Word and Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers. Television credits include Sergeant Sheelagh Murphy in The Bill, Diane Murray in Brookside and most recently the first series of ITV’s Popstar to Opera Star where she was a finalist.
With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 BAFTA and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago is a slick, sophisticated and super stylish show – it’d be a crime to miss it!
Performance Times & Ticket Information
Monday 1 – Saturday 6 October
Mon – Thu eves 7.30pm
Fri 5.30pm & 8.45pm
Sat 5pm & 8.30pm
Tickets £12 - £35 (premium seats up to £40)
You can book tickets by calling the Box Office on 0844 871 7645 (fees apply),
Groups Booking Line 0844 871 7601 or online at www.atgtickets.com/woking (fees apply)