The Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park
3rd - 7th November 2020 at 7.45pm
Saturday matinée at 2.00pm
Booking now! Current Covid-19 restrictions unfortunately mean that we will only be able to have a limited, socially-distanced audience. We have worked hard with South Hill Park to bring this production to the stage in a safe and secure way for our cast, crew and audiences.
Chicago has been enchanting the crowds since its opening night in June 1975. Jazz, liquor, and a quest for fame drive the two main characters, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, into a downward spiral when both end up on trial for murder. With the help of greedy lawyer Billy Flynn, Roxie and Velma try to avoid the ultimate sentence.
Based on a 1920's play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins, the musical is based on real criminals in Chicago during that time. The 'killer' combination of music (by John Kander) and lyrics (by Fred Ebb) will leave the audience tapping their feet well after the show is over.
The satirical nature of this musical, and its commentary on the 'celebrity criminal' still applies to society today. This is one, of many, reasons why this musical has a timeless quality. It draws on social issues present during that time, making this not only a musical that still applies, but a musical that reflects a deep and complex history.
Whether it's the intense dancing, the risque apparel, or the riveting songs, this musical results in an experience you'll not soon forget.
Roxie HartLaura Thain
Velma KellyEmily Burton
Billy FlynnAustin Marshall
Amos HartAshleigh Wells
Matron Mama MortonAmy Cowie
Mary SunshineMatt Harcourt
MonaErin Hope Pharo
Ensemble Female (Go-To-Hell Kitty)Natalie Godding
Ensemble Female (Veronica)Emily Hobbs
Ensemble FemaleHolly Heron
Ensemble FemaleRobyn Heffer
Fred Casley/ Doc/Harry/Cell Block TangoGordon Cowell
Sgt Fogarty/Aaron/Martin HarrisonMitchel Thorpe
Ensemble Male (Judge)Keir Buist
Ensemble Male (MC)Brad Clapson
Band SingersLucy Seymour, Denise Pike, Sophie Earle, Kelly Cross, Rob Parton
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson
This amateur production of "Chicago" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company
- Director: Stuart Hayllor
- Musical Director: Anton Gwilt
- Choreographer: Natalie Hayllor
- Sound Designer: Tom Horrox
- Stage Manager: Andrew Cooper
- Set Design: Duncan Bruce
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Tickets are £22.50
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