The kiss-and-tell story of chorus girl Roxie Hart who kills her lover; Velma Kelly, the glamorous double-murderer and Billy Flynn, the slick and manipulative lawyer keeping them from death row while promising to make them stars, has all the topicality of our celebrity-seeking times. It also provides some of the most sensational roles in all musical theatre. Be razzled and dazzled by Chicago: a true Broadway and West End classic.
|Matinees: Friday 5.00pm & Saturday 3:00
Evenings: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 8:00pm, Friday 8:30pm
|Theatre Venue:||Cambridge Theatre|
|Address:||Denman Street, London W1D 7DY|
|Seating Plan:||Seating Plan|
|Google Map:||Google Location Map|
The Cambridge Theatre is a West End theatre, on a corner site in Earlham Street facing Seven Dials, in the London Borough of Camden, built in 1929-30. It was designed by Wimperis, Simpson and Guthrie; interior partly by Serge Chermayeff (an interior designer with the firm of Waring & Gillow), with interior bronze friezes by sculptor Anthony Gibbons Grinling. The theatre is built in steel and concrete and is notable for its elegant and clean lines of design. The theatre was refurbished in 1950—the original gold and silver decor was painted over in red, and candelabras and chandeliers were added. In 1987, in order to restore the original décor, the theatre was once again refurbished, this time by Carl Toms. The theatre has a circular entrance foyer, with Grinling's bronze frieze depicting nude figures in exercise poses, the theme continues into the main foyer, with dancing nudes, marble pilaster uplighters and concealed lighting.
English Heritage notes
"The Cambridge Theatre is a rare, complete and early example of a London theatre adopting the moderne, expressionist style pioneered in Germany during the 1920s. It marked a conscious reaction to the design excesses of the music hall and contemporary cinemas. Theatres looked for a new style appropriate to the greater sophistication of their entertainment and found it in the Germanic moderne forms of simple shapes enlivened by concealed lighting, shiny steelwork and touches of bright colour; this was not taken up by cinema designers until 1935."
|Written:||Based on Play by Maurine Dallas Watkins|
|Book:||Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse|
|Casts:||Aoife Mulholland (Roxie Hart to 11 July, then Michelle Williams from 13 July to 22 August), Leigh Zimmerman (Velma Kelly to 11 July), Jerry Springer (Billy Flynn to 11 July 2009)|
'A sleek package of sex, murder, great songs and arch wit' Evening Standard.
'The sharpest, slickest show on the block!' The Times.