Chicago

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Sunderland Empire

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Tue 31 May - Sat 4 Jun 2022

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2 hours 25 minutes
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CHICAGO, the "sexiest musical ever" (Metro) is back in Sunderland for one week only!

Sunderland Empire

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Tue 31 May - Sat 4 Jun 2022
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 25 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Starring Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes (Dancing On Ice, Grease, Legally Blonde) as Roxie Hart, West End and TV star Darren Day (Joseph, We Will Rock You, Doctors, Celebrity Big Brother) as Billy Flynn, and West End stars Djalenga Scott (Annie, Chicago, West Side Story) as Velma Kelly and Joel Montague (Waitress, Fat Friends, School of Rock) as Amos Hart.

“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts.” So begins the international multi-award-winning musical, CHICAGO.

STILL THE SEXIEST MOST SENSATIONAL MUSICAL
- Sunday Express
SEXY, SASSY, SULTRY, SEDUCTIVE, SENSUAL, SLINKY, SOPHISTICATED
- Independent on Sunday
MAKES ALL OTHER MUSICALS LOOK TAME
- Daily Express
THE MOST EXCITING MUSICAL OF ITS GENERATION
- The Times
SHEER THEATRICAL BLISS
- Daily Telegraph

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, CHICAGO’s sexy, sassy score with one show-stopping song after another includes Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango, and All That Jazz. With 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing ovations, CHICAGO truly is “superb” (Daily Telegraph) and "remains a phenomenon" (Sunday Express).

Don't miss out, book now! It would be criminal to miss it...

Please note: The producers may make alterations to the published cast for any reason, at any time, and therefore cannot guarantee the appearance of any named artist.

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Sunderland Empire

High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Sunderland
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
The Sunderland Empire has 5 bars around the venue, at Foyer, Stalls and Dress Circle levels.
Make your visit to Sunderland Empire even more memorable, there are a range of exclusive experiences available to give you a personal theatre experience.
There is no cloakroom available at the Sunderland Empire.

Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.

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Sunderland Empire

change
Tue 31 May - Sat 4 Jun 2022
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
2 hours 25 minutes incl. interval
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30 and 19:30
For group bookings of 10 or more: