Chicago at Garrick Theatre tickets
Chicago at Garrick Theatre tickets

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Overview

Chicago is one of the West End’s longest running and most loved musicals. Growing in popularity following the release of the 2002 film of the same name, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger, Chicago is the sultry, sexy musical that is based on real life events. Premiering on Broadway in 1975 to rave reviews, the musical opened on the West End in 1979 and was revived in 1997 at London’s Garrick Theatre.

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.

Recommended for

Chicago contains scenes of an adult nature and is therefore not suitable for young children. Teenagers age 14 and up may enjoy the show in the company of an adult.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Opened: 07 Nov 2011
Press night: 11 Nov 2012
Booking from: 07 Nov 2011
Booking until: 01 Sep 2012

Location and map

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH

3 Reviews Add review

'Chicago' is one of my favourite musicals of all time - this was the 2nd time I saw it at Garrick and it works much better when yo... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

'Chicago' is one of my favourite musicals of all time - this was the 2nd time I saw it at Garrick and it works much better when you are up close rather than further away. Because of the jazz style music, it feels at times like you are at a live jazz cafe where you want to get up and dance! The story is sizzling, the music classic and Fosse's choreography style still intriguing to this day!

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

It was great! Love the music and characters. John Partridge IS theatre! But a nice surprise was Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly... More

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 578 helpful votes

It was great! Love the music and characters. John Partridge IS theatre! But a nice surprise was Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly (my favourite part). She was so hot and talented! Was lucky enough at the end to receive a rose from her which she threw at me! Go see this on tour... Awesome cast, esp. Sophie!

Anonymous User 4473 reviews, 578 helpful votes

TM89 6' 3", 125 reviews, 3 helpful votes

TM89 6' 3", 125 reviews, 3 helpful votes