Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP GB

Chicago
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Chicago Tickets

4.5/5
based on 131 reviews

Phoenix Theatre

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Starring: Alexandra Burke, Denise Van Outen, Duncan James

Booking until: Saturday, 5 January 2019

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Performance Times
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19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30 19:30

Age restrictions

No under 16s permitted without adult.

Important Information

Contains overt references to sex and murder.


Booking until:
Saturday, 5 January 2019

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!

Martin Kemp is set to star in the West End production of Chicago, taking over from Cuba Gooding Jnr as Billy Flynn on 2nd July and will appear until 1st September.

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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

What to expect:

Acting

Music

Costumes

Story

Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone
50%
Families
52%
Teenagers
63%
Couples
86%
Theatregoers
84%

based on 131 reviews

BIT BORING

London Box Office customer

Great show

First time it was a dark performance over the years it has evolved into a lighter and more humorous performance which I like. That does not mean that the previous performances were worse.


London Box Office customer

Great show. Definitely must see!!

I bought tickets for me and my mom on hers birthday. We had great time. She really enjoyed every min of the show. And said it was just a perfect birthday present. Thank you


London Box Office customer

Good acting and singing

The singling and dancing was of a high standard and I thoroughly enjoyed it, however the storyline was slightly disappointing and a little hard to follow


London Box Office customer

Exciting and provocative

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Enjoyable

London Box Office customer

Classic theatre. Sing your heart out, great humour and fab seats.

The Phoenix threatre is bijoux, so seating where ever you are is not a problem, you will get a good view. The show is fantastic and Duncan James just brilliant as Billy Flynn. Velma and foxy and mamma are amazing too. There are some raunchy, scantily clad dancers, that add sizzle. The humour is top notch and so is the singing and dancing. One word of caution, the theatre is baking hot, wear layers, so you can strip. Fabulous night out....loved it.


London Box Office customer

Outstanding performance

London Box Office customer

Stunning show with live band and top performers

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One of a kind

London Box Office customer

Great show even if the story is average

London Box Office customer

Amazing first time at the theatre!

London Box Office customer

A must see I got to see at last!

London Box Office customer

A fast paced dance and sing show. Probably for a adult audience. Funny, sharp ,entertainment at its best


London Box Office customer

Lively funny

London Box Office customer

Great show!

This was a great show with well thought out staging. The Grand circle seats are quite high up and therefore would not recommend for people with walking difficulties. We were very fortunate to be given alternative seats and the theatre staff were very accommodating. Definitely worth a visit. Highlights were Duncan James and Alexandra Burke.


London Box Office customer

A must see!

A fantastic show! I’d been highly recommended to go and see Chicago and it did not disappoint. The cast, the orchestra, the costumes, everything was amazing. Definitely a must see!


London Box Office customer

Amazing!

London Box Office customer

Very good show

The coreos were a little basics, but the voices and actings were awesome!


London Box Office customer

Do not miss Chicago in London.

London Box Office customer

Not the best due to the theatre

Theatre is far too small and the orchestra were on stage with the band which just meant it was very crammed. There were only 2 probs in the whole show which was surprising. Not the best show at all for what we paid. Wouldn’t watch it again.


London Box Office customer

Great night of entertainment

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And all that jazz

As huge fans of the film, we surprised our best friend getting her tickets for the show. The singing, dancing, and performing is simply excellent. I just would have wished if the volume of the mics was slightly louder for a better immersive experience in the Chicago from the 1920's.


London Box Office customer

Chicago in London

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Wonderful

As a fan of the music, I was pleasantly surprised to be blown away more by the acting than the singing! Everything was delightfully tongue-in-cheek, with much care taken to utilise most of the stage (less on the left end). Well worth a watch for someone looking for a lighter musical with some cheek!


London Box Office customer

Sensual

London Box Office customer

Fantastic feeling in the theatre!

An amazing show. Don’t go in comparing to the movie because it’s brilliant in its own right. The music was utterly faultless and the dancing was sensational. Well done cast!


London Box Office customer

Alexandra Burke amazing they where all great

London Box Office customer

I've watched the movie many times then I came to see this show. It's different than I imagined, but quite good as well!


London Box Office customer

Unforgettable

London Box Office customer

Must see - fab music and performances, loved it!!!

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Cracker

This was quite unusual, no hiding the band in a pit, they were dominant and a large part of the show. As for sets - there weren't any! It shouldn't have worked, but it absolutely did. Excellent cast, thoroughly enjoyed it.


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Amazing

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Brilliant

Great show. Great cast. Watchable all the way through. I have recently seen Dreamgirls and Strictly Ballroom. There is no comparison. In my view it proves the older shows are far better than any of the new ones


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A must see

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A definite must see

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Slightly disappointing but ok,

I was expecting a spectacular especially with such great music. Fell flat for some reason.


London Box Office customer

So glad I saw this musical!

London Box Office customer

Enjoyed the show and got upgraded which was fantastic thanks very much


London Box Office customer

Fantastic show

Chicago lived up to all my expectations. The acting, dancing and singing was superb. I have loved the songs and movie version for years and was slightly apprehensive it would not live up to my expectations..it did not disappoint. Awesome night out


London Box Office customer

Well worth a watch

Great Music and a very good show. Well worth a visit.


London Box Office customer

A great story, well told!

Loved the show, especially the interaction with the band! Acting was brilliant, great to see Martin Kemp too. Seats comfortable but not much leg room (dress circle). Easy to collect the tickets from the box office 30mins before the show. Thanks for a fab night!


London Box Office customer

Was very good just a few things let it down

I really enjoyed it but after watching the film one too many times it just didn’t compare, it seemed in the beginning they just quickly whacked out alll the songs rather than going through the story I did however really enjoy it


London Box Office customer

Wonderful. Best show ever seen.

The whole cast were great with a special mention to Martin Kemp (well done).


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LOVED IT

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Must see

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Brilliant

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Raunchy, vibrant yet poignant

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Chicago in London is a killer

A bit disappointed that Cuba Gooding Jr wasn’t in the distribution any longer.


London Box Office customer

unbelievable

London Box Office customer

First point I would like to say is, there was a big issue man who helped made the experience delightful. Usually when you go to purchase your tickets, the theatre staff are not around to guide you, however this man opened the doers, was kind enough to show the entrance. First impressions to me always count. The staff at the bar were very helpful, I appreciated the option to pre-order my drinks for the intermission break to avoid the que. This is my second visit to the Phoenix Theatre, the first was to watch Blood Brothers. On this occasion watching Chicago the seats were so incredibly cozy, I almost felt like I was watching the show in my sofa. I really enjoyed my visit, the actors put on an outstanding performance but I must give credit to the band who played for the audience entertainment for another five minutes after the performance had finished. This is the first time I can truly say I felt an overwhelming thrill from all involved in the production. A definite must see again.


London Box Office customer

Absorbing and entertaining

It had a comedy element, wonderful acting and lovely harmonies in the singing. Loved having a view of the orchestra


London Box Office customer

Wonderful music

London Box Office customer

wonderful evening at Chicago

Great performance by all the actors and wonderful entertainment


London Box Office customer

Excellent music and acting

London Box Office customer

Even great without Cuba

We had great seats in the grand circle. The show was all round great. We turned up a little late but they still let us in which was kind. Once I got over the initial disappointment of finding out that Cuba GJ was not in the matinee show, I really enjoyed it. Make sure you know if the lead actor is in the show you have bought tickets for!


London Box Office customer

Absolutely loved show !

Long time since I had been to West End show but can not believe why I have left it so long because of this fantastic show.Daily Telegragh had given show and Cuba Holding Jnr's performance a very good review - 5 stars which is why I wanted to see it.5 star rating thoroughly deserved. a very good review - 5 stars


London Box Office customer

Amazing !

London Box Office customer

Enjoyable evening with family

Great dance performance, engaging music- everyone on the live orchestra doing their best


London Box Office customer

Graet Show with no big stage

London Box Office customer

Great music, great acting!

London Box Office customer

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

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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.


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


Chicago

Excellent show


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 !


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.


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2018 Preview: CHICAGO returns to the West End in March

27 Dec 2017

Chicago The Musical Hooray! From the end of March 2018 the West End is going to get a little sassier, more cynical and fierce with a revival of the celebrated 1996 Broadway production of CHICAGO by the song writing team behind CABARET, Kander and Ebb.


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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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