Chicago Tickets and Hotel

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Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road

5 min walk from Leicester Square Tube Station. Continue along Charing Cross Road for 300metres and theatre will be on the right.

Tottenham Court Road station is 2 minute walk (216 metres)



Show notes

Booking from: 21 Dec 2018

Booking until: 05 Jan 2019

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The Show
Set in the Prohibition-era, Chicago follows the story of two women, vaudevillian Velma Kelly who stands accused of murdering her husband and sister after finding them in bed together, and chorus girls Roxie Hart following her murder of lover and nightclub regular Fred Casely. Velma ends up in Cook County Jail and at the mercy of the corrupt Matron "Mama" Morton. Morton's system of mutual aid has helped Velma to become murder-of-the-week with the media. However the arrival of Roxie does not sit well with Velma, and the two women find themselves vying for both the spotlight and lawyer Billy Flynn. Will the women learn to work together or end up facing the rope? Find out in 2018 when Chicago comes back to the West End, featuring classics such as "Cell Block Tango" and "All That Jazz" this promises to be a comeback you don't want to miss. Please note: Our guest reviews are for the previous production of Chicago which finished in 2012.

History of Chicago
Originally written by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago started as a play after Watkins covered the 1942 trials of Belva Gaertner and Beulah Annan who were accused of murder. The early 1920's found the media captivated by female murderesses, eventually after many acquittals by juries made entirely of men, a rumour rose that attractive women could not be convicted. The show received critical and popular acclaim and eventually made in onto Broadway in 1926, it ran for 172 performances. Gwen Verdon read the play in the 1960s and approached her husband Bob Fosse about creating a musical adaption. Although Watkins was against this due her beliefs at the time her estate sold the rights to the play to producer Richard Fryer, when she passed away in 1969. Fred Ebb and John Kander worked on the score and based the music on classic vaudeville numbers or performers. Fosse then when on the direct and choreograph the show. The show opened in 1975 on Broadway and ran until 1977. Since then the show debuted in 1979 in the West End for 600 performances and was later brought back to Broadway in 1996, with the West End following suit a year later. Chicago is the second longest running Broadway show. The musical was adapted into a film in 2002 and received an Academy Award for Best Picture. Chicago will be celebrating its 21 years on Broadway and to celebrate this will be coming back to The West End.

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Awards and what the Critics say
Laurence Olivier Award, 1997, Outstanding Musical Production
Laurence Olivier Award, 1997, Best Actress in a Musical

Chicago audience reviews

Superb, 91%Score from 220 reviews

"Fast moving jazz show with great story"4/1/2019

"We really enjoyed this show.It has great jazz music throughout & a very strong singin cast.It has a good story which keeps the show moving.The theatre is quite small & intermat & we had a great evening watching the show."


"Really enjoyed chicago well worth seeing"


"Great show with fantastic seats in the Stalls of this Lovely Theatre. First class singing & acting"

"Excellent shjow"5/11/2018

"This show was vibrant, colourful and very powerful. The cast (and orchestra) were superb and held the audience in the palm of their hands. Excellent show, well worth seeing, and long may it run."


"Absolutely fabulous."

"Great production!!!"14/10/2018

"Very happy with our seats, great show, highly recommended 128077;127995;"

"Alexandra Burke was brilliant. A very slick entertaining show."6/10/2018

"Perfect! Brilliant value for money"30/9/2018

"Our hotel was perfect, exactly what we needed for a weekend in London! Hotel direct is so simple, lovely hotel and the theatre tickets were ready to collect when we arrived, easy. I will definitely be booking the hotel direct again."

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Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road

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Tottenham Court Road station is 2 minute walk (216 metres)

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