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 Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn, alongside theatre legend Ruthie Henshall (Billy Elliot, She Loves Me) as Mama Morton, Josefina Gabrielle (The Witches of Eastwick) as Velma Kelly and Sarah Soetaert and Paul Rider, who reprise their roles as Roxie and Amos Hart respectively.

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 26th March to October 6th 2018.

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: Suitable for 13+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 26 Mar 2018
Booking from: 24 Apr 2018
Booking until: 06 Oct 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Wednesday 25 Apr 20183:00pm8:00pm
Thursday 26 Apr 2018--8:00pm
Friday 27 Apr 2018--8:00pm
Saturday 28 Apr 20183:00pm8:00pm
Monday 30 Apr 2018--8:00pm
Tuesday 01 May 2018--8:00pm
Wednesday 02 May 20183:00pm--

Location and map

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JG

13 Reviews Add review

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

Incredible band. Incredible ensemble. Sarah was hilarious and perfect in the role of Roxie. Josefina, Ruthie and Paul were also really fantastic - amazing voices all round and dancing was phenomenal. BUT unfortunately the show was a little let down by Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn who basically just played himself on stage and really struggled with the singing (which is kind of important in a musical). If you are looking for a big glitzy West End show with hundreds of costumes and an impressive, showy set - then this isn't the show for you. If you are looking for an intimate musical with an (almost) all-round phenomenal cast, exceptional dancing and an amazing band, with a team so talented that they can afford to strip-back the set and costumes and don't require any of the gimmicks of your classic west end show, then go and see Chicago - now! You won't be disappointed!

luked297 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Chicago is a pretty enjoyable show, but mainly due to the original songs and concept rather than anything particularly amazing or ... More

shaun 5"10, 121 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Chicago is a pretty enjoyable show, but mainly due to the original songs and concept rather than anything particularly amazing or new about the performance. Great for lovers of the original who want to see it again though.

shaun 5"10, 121 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I am a fan of Chicago but left the theatre feeling underwhelmed. It was a first preview so it may have changed, but it lacked ener... More

robscoynes 5'6, 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I am a fan of Chicago but left the theatre feeling underwhelmed. It was a first preview so it may have changed, but it lacked energy, there were forgotten lines, British accents in a show named after an American location and finally, the star billing could not sing and went dead as soon as he had to. Hopefully as the show settles in it will improve.

robscoynes 5'6, 24 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Chipgirl100 5"7, 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Chipgirl100 5"7, 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 322 reviews, 3 helpful votes

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 322 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A let down to say the least.

allenmaher 5’ 8, 94 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A let down to say the least.

allenmaher 5’ 8, 94 reviews, 0 helpful votes

sazmarquis 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

sazmarquis 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 322 reviews, 3 helpful votes

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 322 reviews, 3 helpful votes

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 226 reviews, 2 helpful votes

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 226 reviews, 2 helpful votes