Top musical Chicago confirmed for Eastbourne, Southampton and Crawley
The cast has been confirmed for the musical Chicago which will be heading to Eastbourne, Southampton and Crawley on its 2021-2022 tour.
It will play Congress Theatre, Eastbourne from February 14-19 2022; Southampton’s Mayflower from November 16-20 2021; and The Hawth, Crawley from February 1-5 2022.
Entertaining the audiences will be Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes (Dancing On Ice, Grease, Legally Blonde) as Roxie Hart, recording artist and pop star Sinitta as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton, RuPaul’s Drag Race UK star Divina De Campo as Mary Sunshine, plus West End stars Djalenga Scott (Annie, Chicago, West Side Story) as Velma Kelly and Joel Montague (Waitress, Fat Friends, School of Rock) as Amos Hart.
Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart (Faye Brookes), a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her.
Desperate to avoid conviction, Roxie dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate Velma Kelly by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines.
Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score with one show-stopping song after another includes; Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango, and of course All That Jazz. The show boasts 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.