Chicago at Phoenix Theatre tickets
Chicago at Phoenix Theatre tickets

Chicago tickets from £23.50

Tickets from £23.50

Overview

After a five-year absence from the West End stage, Broadway's beloved, multi-award winning musical, Chicago returns to London, playing at the Phoenix Theatre. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the major musical first opened on Broadway in 1996, before transferring to the West End shortly after, and subsequently entertaining audiences all around the world.

When Chicago first opened in London it ran for 15 years, cementing it's place as the longest ever West End revival. First opening at the Adelphi Theatre in November 1997, it became one of the hottest tickets in town after receiving the Olivier Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, and later transferred to the Cambridge Theatre and then onto the Garrick Theatre.

Chicago features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Ferd Ebb and Bob Fosse. The musical is based on a 1926 play of the same name, set in prohibition era Chicago during the roaring twenties, which documents the real life crimes experienced by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins.

The musical tells the story of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl sent to prison for the murder of her lover, who meets celebrity starlet and criminal Velma Kelly as well as the charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn. Obsessed with fame, she attempts to rise to stardom while getting away with murder. Chicago was brought to international acclaim due to its release as a 2002 film, featuring the all-star cast of Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere.

Casting for the 2018 West End show includes Duncan James as Billy Flynn, alongside theatre legend Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Laura Tyrer as Velma Kelly and theatre's Alexandra Burke (The Bodyguard, Chess) as Roxie Hart, with Paul Rider who reprises his role as Amos Hart. From 22 October, Josefina Gabrielle reprises her role as Velma. Sarah Soetaert plays the part of Roxie Hart between 15 and 24 October.

Further casting includes Alan Richardson as Mary Sunshine, Michelle Antrobus, Natalie Bennyworth, Nicola Coates, Frances Dee, Zoe Gappy, Emma Harris, Chelsea Labadini, Joanna Rennie, Abramo Ciullo, Francis Foreman, Luke Jarvis, Matt Krzan, Charles Ruhrmund, Todd Talbot, Callum Macdonald, Chris Warner Drake and Matthew Wesley.

With red-hot choreography by legendary Bob Fosse and a sizzling score featuring the classing songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango” and “All That Jazz”, Chicago is so good it should be illegal. Set to be one of the most excited openings of 2018, Chicago plays at the Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End from 26 March 2018 to 5 January 2019.

Recommended for

Chicago truly is a must see for any fans of the film adaptation who have never got a chance to experience it on the London stage, or those who saw it before but just cannot wait to go again. As one of the world’s best loved shows, it is perfect for anyone who loves big theatrical numbers and expert choreography.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 13+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 26 Mar 2018
Booking from: 16 Oct 2018
Booking until: 05 Jan 2019

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 17 Oct 20182:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 18 Oct 2018--7:30pm
Friday 19 Oct 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 20 Oct 20182:30pm7:30pm
Monday 22 Oct 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 23 Oct 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 24 Oct 20182:30pm--

Location and map

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JG

158 Reviews Add review

I enjoyed Chicago very much but I couldn't honestly say I loved it. I'd seen it many years ago and greatly preferred the stage sho... More

Showgal 5"6", 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

After a break from the West End it is back. A great show that does sometimes rely on celebrity stunt casting but when done well is... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Incredible band. Incredible ensemble. Sarah was hilarious and perfect in the role of Roxie. Josefina, Ruthie and Paul were also re... More

luked297 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The show seemed very “school production” to me; very much (for some of the numbers) stand and sing. Some songs, like 'When You're ... More

cloeblock 5"6, 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

First time seeing Chicago, ever, so bit late to the party. I loved it! Oozes style and class. Martin Kemp was in the role of Billy... More

rachelgreene 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

So Cuba Gooding Jr was okay as Billy Flynn but as he can't sing to save his life I felt this put a bit of a dampener on the show. ... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 58 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I was very impressed by the professionalism (on stage and behind) of the artists and how they were enjoying their work. I felt voi... More

patriciachavesguerrero 172cm, 16 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I have seen this show twice now, once on tour and now in the West End. Unfortunately this show has not changed in any aspect, some... More

christierney777 5"9, 160 reviews, 2 helpful votes

One of my favourite shows! Some really catchy songs and I love that the orchestra are on full view throughout the show - they real... More

edwoz 5'10", 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes