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Starring TV personality Gemma ‘The GC’ Collins (The Only Way is Essex, Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing on Ice)as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton, Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes (Dancing On Ice, Grease, Legally Blonde) as Roxie Hart, West End and TV star Lee Mead (Joseph, Holby City, Wicked, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) as Billy Flynn, and West End star Djalenga Scott (Annie, Chicago, West Side Story) as Velma Kelly.
“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).
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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.
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.