Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Arts

Chicago at Leeds Grand Theatre

The second longest-running musical on Broadway is to hit Yorkshire.

This November, Leeds Grand Theatre welcomes Chicago, the iconic musical, to its stage as part of a national tour.

Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

Chicago opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 18 November 1997 to rave reviews, winning the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production as well as the 1998 Critics Circle Drama Award for Best Musical, and immediately became a sell-out hit running for 15 years. The musical is currently playing in New York where it holds the record as the longest running musical revival and also the second longest running musical in Broadway history.

This star-studded cellblock of sin stars John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and Jessie Wallace as corrupt Matron, Mama Morton alongside Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly, Neil Ditt as Amos Hart and A.D. Richardson as Mary Sunshine.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

A story of murder, fame, corruption, celebrity and spin Chicago is now in its 20th year on Broadway and has been honoured with 6 Tony Awards, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations.

Chicago The Musical is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th November. Tickets are priced from £23 to £47. Book online at leedsgrandtheatre.com or call Box Office on 0844 848 2700.

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Games & Tech

Finished the main game? These mods should keep you going for a while longer.

Arts

Stephen King's 1987 horror classic is released in exclusive hardback edition.

Arts

Exclusive two-volume set has introduction by photographer Wade Davis and preface by Jan Morris.

Advertisement



Copyright © 2020 Entertainment Focus

Entertainment Focus is a trading name of Piñata Media Limited (Reg no: 08435639)

Entertainment Focus uses affiliate links. By buying through the links we may receive a commission for the sale. This has no effect on the price for you