Friday, July 13

Chicago to Close at the Garrick

The musical Chicago which is currently playing at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End is to close on 1st September.  It was booking until January 2013.

The show opened in London 15 years ago with Ruthie Henshall and Ute Lemper playing Velma and Roxie with other stars appearing in the show including included Maria Friedman, Henry Goodman, Nigel Planer,  Denise Van Outen, Linzi Hateley, Marti Pellow, David Hasselhoff, John Barrowman, Tony Hadley, Jerry Springer, Claire Sweeney, Frances Ruffelle, Jennifer Ellison, Jill Halfpenny, Brooke Shields, Sally Ann Triplett, Bonnie Langford, Tina Arena and Christie Brinkley.

The show ran at the Adelphi Theatre for nine years until transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in April 2006 and the Garrick in November 2011.

Robin Cousins is taking over the role of lawyer Billy Flynn from Raza Jaffrey on 17th July and will stay until September saying he wanted to close the show  "with the winner’s laurel on our heads".

There is still a tour of Chicago the Musical starring Ali Bastian (Hollyoaks, The Bill, Strictly Come Dancing, Burn the Floor) as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth (EastEnders) as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu (Coronation Street) as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton which is currently booking until 15th December.

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