The longest running American musical to ever play in the West End, Chicago wowed and dazzled audiences for over 12 years with its stunning choreography by Bob Fosse and glamorous celebrity castings including Brook Shields, Jerry Springer, Marti Pellow and Denise Van Outen. Having won the Olivier Award for Oustanding Musical Production in 1998, Chicago sold out night after night to packed audiences eager to witness the Broadway classic. Chicago finally shut its doors on 1 September 2012.
Set in the 1920s and based on a play of the same name by Maurine Dallas Watkins about real-life criminals, Chicago is the sensational story of a chorus girl, Roxie Hart, who murders her lover. Joining her in this thrilling tale is Velma Kelly, an alluring double-murderer and Billy Flynn, a smooth and manipulative lawyer keeping both Roxie and Velma from death row while promising to make them stars.
“Chicago has lost almost none of its famous razzle-dazzle. Those looking for truly adult pleasures should make haste to Chicago.”
Charles Spencer at the Daily Telegraph
“Something extraordinary has happened to Chicago. This shimmeringly sleazy thrillingly heartless smash’n’grab on truth, justice and the American way is still the hottest show in town, but it just got better.”
David Benedict at The Independent
“My kind of show, Chicago is: A noisy hall where there’s a nightly brawl. And murder can still be enjoyed as a form of entertainment.”
Michael Covney at The Daily Mail
“When it comes to sheer subversive pleasure – and how rarely it does – no theatrical night this year matches the delights of Chicago”
The Evening Standard
“Barely have I heard such drum-beating as prefaced the opening of Chicago. But, even if it is not the greatest musical ever, it is a highly intelligent, expertly choreographed production.”