chicago the musicalChicago the musical is returning to London's West End after five years. The show last toured in 2016. It will open at the Phoenix Theatre from 26th March 2018. The West End run will be based on the UK and internationally touring production. Casting news so far is that Academy Award winner, Cuba Gooding Jr, is set to play  fast-talking defence lawyer Billy Flynn with more casting for the show to be announced.

The show first opened on Broadway in 1975, and has been revived a number of times over the last four decades, including a 15-year Olivier Award-winning revival run from 1997 which closed in 2012. The musical includes some fantastic numbers including: All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and Cell Block Tango.The music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse. Directed by Walter Bobbie with choreography by Ann Reinking

Unscrupulous chorus girl Roxie Hart is in prison for murdering her lover and trying to pin it on her downtrodden husband Amos, when she meets Velma Kelly who is a famous star and also a murderess.

Both women will be hanged for their crimes if they lose their cases and will go to any lengths to escape execution.

So they form an unusual nightclub act, which they hope will keep them in the public eye and earn them fame, fortune and freedom. They enlist the help of sleazy lawyer Billy Flynn to assist them.

Described as a tale of "‘Murder, Greed, Corruption, Exploitation, Adultery, Treachery . . . all things we hold near and dear to our hearts!"

Buy tickets for Chicago the Musical which is currently booking until 23rd June 2018

show times

Monday-Saturday 8:00 pm Matinees Wednesday & Saturday at 3:00 pm Running time TBA



Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0JP

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Tubes : Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road
Train: Charing Cross
buses to Her Majesty's Theatre
19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176
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Induction loop
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