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What's it all about?
Celebrity-hungry showgirls, sensational crimes of passion, courtroom showdowns, sultry songs and smoking-hot choreography - there ought to be some kind of law against missing Chicago, London's longest-running revival, at its new more intimate home the Garrick Theatre.
If you've seen the Oscar-winning 2002 movie starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger, you'll know that vampy Velma and raunchy Roxie are two leading ladies not to be messed with. Let them - and their silver-tongued lawyer Billy Flynn - seduce you from your sofa into their steamy underworld.
What's the story?
Two divas on death row in 1920s Chicago. You might think that sounds a bit downbeat, but Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart don’t have any intention of going to the chair.
One murdered her cheating husband and sister, the other her lover. Both hire Billy Flynn to sweet-talk the jury and help create a media storm that will set them on the road to showbiz stardom.
But can such a devilish double act share the limelight and will both live to sing and dance another day?
Who's in it?
This sinful, yet sexy show has attracted a whole host of talent over the years, from Denise Van Outen, Brooke Shields and Jennifer Ellison, to Marti Pellow, John Barrowman and David Hasselhoff.
Currently Sarah Soetart stars as Roxie and Rachel McDowall as Velma, both experienced Chicago veterans who are sure to put on a spectacular show. And if you're lucky enough to get tickets for Chicago this summer, you'll catch Olympic gold medalist Robin Cousins in the iconic role of the sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn.
You'll be blown away by the pipes on this pair of sassy schemers as they sing songs written by legendary songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb - from 'All That Jazz' to 'Nowadays'. And the boys don't go begging either, belting out 'Mr Cellophane' and 'Razzle Dazzle', backed by a ballsy on-stage band that get's its share of big, brassy moments.
Who is Chicago suitable for?
Fans of feisty femmes fatales and noir fiction will love Chicago, and if you're anything like Roxie and Velma you'd kill for a ticket. But we recommend simply buying one so you're at liberty to marvel at these two single-minded murderesses.
Their sheer showmanship will have you cheering them on, as will the stunning song and dance numbers inspired by Bob 'jazz hands' Fosse.
This show oozes sex appeal and some saucy language, so it's best for over-12s.
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Did You Know?
The show is based on the true story of Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner, penned by Maurine Dallas Watkins after she covered their scandalous story for the Chicago Tribune. Her play reached Broadway in 1926, but Watkins later became a born-again Christian and refused to sells the rights to turn it into a musical. It was only after her death that the show got the go ahead.
That didn't stop a couple of films being made though. In 1927, the great Cecil B DeMille directed a silent movie off the back of the play's Broadway success. Then some years later in 1942 Ginger Rogers starred in a film that focused on Roxie's story.
As well as collaborating on Chicago, Cabaret and many other musicals, songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote Frank Sinatra's signature song, 'New York, New York'.
The London production of Chicago has used over 14,871 pairs of tights, 581 metres of fishnet fabric and 871 metres of black lace. That's a hell of a lot of lingerie.
Contains overt references to sex and murder.
No performances on Sundays.
1997 Tony Awards
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Leading Actor in a Musical (James Naughton)
Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Bebe Neuwirth)
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Lighting Design
1997 Laurence Olivier Awards
Outstanding Musical Production
Best Actress in a Musical (Ute Lemper)