Chicago at Phoenix Theatre tickets
Chicago at Phoenix Theatre tickets

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About the show

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 Todrick Hall (American idol, RuPaul's Drag Race) as Billy Flynn, alongside theatre legend Mazz Murray as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle 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 10 December 2018 until the show closes, Caroline Flack will play the role of Roxie Hart.

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+

Dates and times

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

Location and map

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JG

245 Reviews Add review

All time favourite musical. The cast were fantastic and told the story perfectly.

tahlias 5”7, 19 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Chicago is my favourite show, the music, the story, and choreography just make it the most wonderful and engaging piece of entertainment.... More

zoebinden 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

One of my all time favourite shows, unfortunately let down by the casting. 3 of the leading performers were off - and while I never... More

stephensmith3 26 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I have seen this show 5 times over the years with varying casts. Whilst I was looking forward to Martin Kemp, he wasn't my favourite... More

mssmittenkitten 5'10, 92 reviews, 6 helpful votes

taylakinson 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

taylakinson 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Excellent show with limited props. Band is on stage and made to be part of the show

michellehanman 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jamesflockhart 5''11, 202 reviews, 15 helpful votes

jamesflockhart 5''11, 202 reviews, 15 helpful votes