Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Chicago

Chicago Tickets

4.5/5
based on 68 reviews

Phoenix Theatre

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Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle, Ruthie Henshall

Booking until: Saturday, 6 October 2018

Tickets from £24.00
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Performance Times
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15:00 15:00
20:00 20:00 20:00 20:00 20:00 20:00

Age restrictions

No under 16s permitted without adult.

Important Information

Contains overt references to sex and murder.


Booking from:
Monday, 26 March 2018

Booking until:
Saturday, 6 October 2018

Enjoy gritty, sensual Chicago, a glamorous tale of murder

Six Tony awards, two Olivier awards and a packed house for every performance make Chicago a runaway stage hit. Based on the true tale of Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner, revealed by Chicago Tribune journalist Maurine Dallas Watkins and based on the subsequent book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Chicago first hit Broadway in 1926. Cecil B DeMille directed a silent movie of the story in 1927 and Ginger Rogers starred in the 1942 film. After Maurine Dallas Watkins died, the story was finally turned into a musical… and the rest is history! Songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote the musical score, making Chicago one of the hottest shows on earth.

Chicago – The story

It’s the 1920s and two divas, Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, are imprisoned on death row. One murdered her husband and sister, who were having an affair. The other killed her lover. The women hire the fiery lawyer Billy Flynn to influence the jury, get themselves acquitted and bring about a national media storm that’ll put them firmly on the road to stardom. But will it work out?

You’ll be captivated by this intricate, adult tale of adultery and death. It’s a compelling story of fame and fortune, set to a lively, thrilling jazz based score with sexy, sensuous choreography. Fans of black drama and feisty women will adore Chicago, whose slick, glamorous showmanship has audiences cheering Velma and Roxie along from start to finish, despite the fact that they’ve committed murder.

Chicago song list

You’ll recognise many if not all of the well-known tunes from Chicago, and they’ll have you dancing in your seats. Starting off with All That Jazz, Funny Honey and When You're Good to Mama join Cell Block Tango, All I Care About and A Little Bit of Good, the story is driven along by deliciously typical jazz based tunes like We Both Reached for the Gun, Roxie, I Can't Do It Alone and My Own Best Friend. Act two delivers I Know a Girl, Me and My Baby and Mr Cellophane. When Velma Takes the Stand, Razzle Dazzle and Class move the story to its dramatic conclusion, with Nowadays, and Hot Honey Rag heralding the unforgettable finale.

Chicago theatre tickets to suit every budget and occasion

Because it deals with adult themes, this show isn’t suitable for the under 12s. We provide a choice of Chicago tickets to suit every budget, with good availability. Book through us and you can choose your seats before you confirm your booking!

Press Reviews

'Still the hottest show in town' The Independent

'A sleek package of sex, murder, great songs and arch wit' Evening Standard

'The sharpest, slickest show on the block!' The Times

Customer Reviews

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Anyone:
58%
Families:
58%
Teenagers:
69%
Couples:
86%
Theatregoers:
90%

based on 68 reviews

Slick professional and hugely entertaining

London Box Office customer

Enjoyable musical

London Box Office customer

great show

I understood why Chicago is a classic: it is such an entertaining show! The cast was great and their singing and dancing were fantastic! Cuba Gooding Jr did not impress me that much, but the actress who played Roxxy killed it!


London Box Office customer

Amazing show. Must see

This met our expectations and more. So glad we had the opportunity to see this show.


London Box Office customer

Wow!

Great show, very minimal stage set up but great performances by all the cast draws you in to the story.


London Box Office customer

Do not recommend

Unfortunately the show disappointed deeply. Very childish performances at times. Singing and dancing very poor. Cuba Gooding Jr-not at his best. Costumes not existent, very boring. The stage does not change throughout, you are looking at the orchestra the whole evening. We left disappointed and ripped off.


London Box Office customer

Lively

London Box Office customer

Enjoed every minute

London Box Office customer

Excellent

London Box Office customer

top class entertainment

sad to say this was its final performance after a 15 year london run and was my 9 visit. will be sadly misses by many.


London Box Office customer

Tired

The show is closing soon and it showed. the players seemed tired with it and the star replacment wooden. The male dancers looked good and were the best component of the evening


London Box Office customer

Chicago

Excellent show


London Box Office customer

Brilliant

From start to finish Chicago is captivating vibrant sexy sassy and witty. The cast were amazing dance routines and lyrics spot on . A special mention for Robin Cousins aka Billy Flynn .... wow wow wow ! The Garrick a charming theatre staff friendly and helpful and the location perfect as was our night out !


London Box Office customer

Lovely time had by all.

Took my father for his 70th b'day whilst visiting from Australia. He loved it. Hubby didn't enjoy it but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing though perhaps would have liked a few more stage props for a little bit of scenery change.


London Box Office customer

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Theatre Address

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

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Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Theatre Info

  • Capacity: 1000
  • Year built: 1930

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