Chicago follows Roxie Hart, a young woman who murders her lover after she discovers that he is using her. After trying to convince her husband to take the blame, she is sent to Cook County Jail, where she meets Velma Kelly, a vaudevillian actress who killed her husband and sister after discovering their affair. On arrival, Roxie threatens to steal the limelight and media attention from Velma, who is plotting her showbiz comeback. Together, the pair realise that they can only count on themselves and maybe their shared lawyer, the charming Billy Flynn.
Written in the 1970’s with a book by Bob Fosse and Fred Ebb, Chicago has a sumptuous score written by the famous duo Kander and Ebb. The revival of Chicago has been entertaining audiences on the West End since 1997, directed by Walter Bobbie with design by Jo by John Lee Beatty and choreography by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse’s original.
Well-known musical numbers in Chicago include the show-stopping ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’, ‘Funny Honey’, ‘Razzle Dazzle’, and ‘Mr Cellophane’. Bobbie’s 1997 revival received unprecedented success, earning a collective nine Tony and Olivier Awards.