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  • Starring: Alexandra Burke, Denise Van Outen, Duncan James
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Chicago in London


Alexandra Burke, Denise Van Outen, Duncan James

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.

Chicago Official Theatre Tickets

Our central reservation system connects you directly to the Phoenix Theatre box office system. We provide live & full availability for Chicago tickets, from VIP and premium, to top price and discount tickets, helping you choose the perfect tickets for your budget. Pick your seats from our interactive seating plan and get your theatre tickets emailed to you instantly after your booking. Simply present your e-tickets at the door on the day and experience what London & the West End have best to offer: the magic of theatre. Buying tickets for Chicago has never been easier.

Chicago Ticket Information

  • Booking until:

    Saturday, 5 January 2019

  • Age restrictions

    No under 16s permitted without adult.

  • Important Information

    Contains overt references to sex and murder.

  • Cancellations & Refunds

    Once booked, tickets to Chicago are usually non exchangeable and non refundable as per our terms & conditions. In practice, however, we will do our best to accommodate your request as long as we are notified at least 48 hours before the performance. Please contact us for more information.

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Chicago reviews

4.5 out of 5 174 reviews

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Latest customer reviews

All reviews are from customers who have been invited to leave a review just after seeing Chicago.

Please note the reviews below are from an old production of Chicago.


Fabulous show

Seen Chicago now four times over a number of years. It never disappoints!

A Reviewed on 06 January 2019 by
Wadhurst, United Kingdom



F Reviewed on 01 January 2019 by
Geneva 23, Switzerland


Chicago in London

A classic Great-White-Way show. The actors brought the story to life. One of the best plays I've seen in years

S Reviewed on 29 December 2018 by
Virginia Beach, United States Of America


Good fun!make you wanna dance!

S Reviewed on 22 December 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


Must see, verg creatif

T Reviewed on 19 December 2018 by
Valkenswaard, Netherlands


Disrupted by several late arrivals allowed in the theatre half way through the first act! This should not be allowed to happen.

A Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by
Maidenhead, United Kingdom


Great, enjoyable and funny

V Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


Very entertaining

K Reviewed on 16 December 2018 by
Hungerford, United Kingdom


Comical tuneful uplifting

R Reviewed on 13 December 2018 by
Perth, United Kingdom


Really pleased to find our tickets had been upgraded to four rows from the front. Amazing cast and crew. Caroline was brilliant x

J Reviewed on 12 December 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


Amazing show

Amazing show

D Reviewed on 10 December 2018 by
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom


great energy

Great energy and outstanding music. I just missed the sharpness if the story - no sarcasm came through the singing.

K Reviewed on 09 December 2018 by
Whitstable, United Kingdom



It was everything and more.

B Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by
Visalia, United States Of America


Highly enjoyable show!

K Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by
Singapore, Singapore


Very disappointed

Very disappointed with the lack of energy of most actors One could feel they’ve performed it many many times and there was no sparkle. I planned this trip to London for weeks and left unhappy

A Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by
Worthing, United Kingdom



E Reviewed on 01 December 2018 by
Southampton, United Kingdom



Informed on arrival our seats had been changed ?reason, but i think we had better seats allocated in the stalls than we booked, so that was good. Although previously informed when booking tickets Duncan James would be starring in the show by an agent (the main reason for our trip!) he had apparently finished the week before much to our great disappointment after a long journey. Although a regular theatre goers - sadly this is one show we wont be booking again

E Reviewed on 30 November 2018 by
Crowborough, United Kingdom


Se pasa un buen rato

L Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by
Madrid, Spain


A really good show

M Reviewed on 27 November 2018 by
Cambridge, United Kingdom


Great music and singing!

The singing and dancing were amazing! I preferred the first half to the second.

K Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by
Exeter, United Kingdom


A very very good show

A very entertaining evening!! Exceeded expectations!! Highly recommended!

C Reviewed on 21 November 2018 by
London, United Kingdom



Very nice theatre

N Reviewed on 20 November 2018 by
London, United Kingdom



C Reviewed on 18 November 2018 by
Solihull, United Kingdom


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.

J Reviewed on 15 November 2018 by
Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom


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

D Reviewed on 15 November 2018 by
Bishop Strotfotd, United Kingdom


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

T Reviewed on 15 November 2018 by
Waltham Cross, United Kingdom


Exciting and provocative

J Reviewed on 15 November 2018 by
Co Dublin, Ireland



M Reviewed on 14 November 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


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.

J Reviewed on 14 November 2018 by
Windsor, United Kingdom


Outstanding performance

D Reviewed on 07 November 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


Stunning show with live band and top performers

K Reviewed on 06 November 2018 by
Marrakech, Morocco


One of a kind

M Reviewed on 04 November 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


Great show even if the story is average

R Reviewed on 04 November 2018 by
Höllviken, Sweden


Amazing first time at the theatre!

K Reviewed on 04 November 2018 by
Paignton, United Kingdom


A must see I got to see at last!

M Reviewed on 03 November 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


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

I Reviewed on 30 October 2018 by
Weltevreden Park 1715, South Africa


Lively funny

J Reviewed on 27 October 2018 by
Bekkestua, Norway


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.

P Reviewed on 27 October 2018 by
Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom


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!

D Reviewed on 27 October 2018 by
Doncaster, United Kingdom



L Reviewed on 25 October 2018 by
Romford, United Kingdom


Very good show

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

M Reviewed on 25 October 2018 by
Montevideo, Uruguay


Do not miss Chicago in London.

P Reviewed on 21 October 2018 by
Quarteira, Portugal


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.

P Reviewed on 21 October 2018 by
Westcliff On Sea, United Kingdom


Great night of entertainment

M Reviewed on 20 October 2018 by
Ohope, New Zealand


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.

J Reviewed on 18 October 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


Chicago in London

D Reviewed on 17 October 2018 by
Aubrey, United States Of America



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!

M Reviewed on 15 October 2018 by
Singapore, Singapore



C Reviewed on 14 October 2018 by
Viarmes, France


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!

L Reviewed on 10 October 2018 by
Acton, United Kingdom


Alexandra Burke amazing they where all great

A Reviewed on 09 October 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


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!

P Reviewed on 08 October 2018 by
Shenzhen, China



D Reviewed on 06 October 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


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

R Reviewed on 20 September 2018 by
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom



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.

M Reviewed on 09 September 2018 by
Clitheroe, United Kingdom



H Reviewed on 08 September 2018 by
Tonbridge, United Kingdom



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

D Reviewed on 07 September 2018 by
Chelmsford, United Kingdom


A must see

L Reviewed on 31 August 2018 by
Sanderstead, United Kingdom


A definite must see

A Reviewed on 30 August 2018 by
Poole, United Kingdom


Slightly disappointing but ok,

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

J Reviewed on 26 August 2018 by
Bristol, United Kingdom


So glad I saw this musical!

T Reviewed on 19 August 2018 by
Mooloolaba, Australia


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

M Reviewed on 08 August 2018 by
Bury, United Kingdom


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 did not disappoint. Awesome night out

K Reviewed on 04 August 2018 by
Finstown, United Kingdom


Well worth a watch

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

P Reviewed on 01 August 2018 by
Widnes, United Kingdom


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!

J Reviewed on 26 July 2018 by
Broughton Astley, United Kingdom


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

K Reviewed on 22 July 2018 by
New Eltham, United Kingdom


Wonderful. Best show ever seen.

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

L Reviewed on 22 July 2018 by
West Malling, United Kingdom



J Reviewed on 21 July 2018 by
Dundee, United Kingdom


Must see

J Reviewed on 18 July 2018 by
London, United Kingdom



A Reviewed on 18 July 2018 by
Salford Quays, United Kingdom


Raunchy, vibrant yet poignant

D Reviewed on 18 July 2018 by
Carnegie, Australia


Chicago in London is a killer

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

T Reviewed on 18 July 2018 by
Confignon, Switzerland



M Reviewed on 15 June 2018 by
Jurmala, Latvia


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.

D Reviewed on 10 June 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


Absorbing and entertaining

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

P Reviewed on 10 June 2018 by
Ballingarry, Ireland


Wonderful music

H Reviewed on 08 June 2018 by
Daejeon, Korea (south)


wonderful evening at Chicago

Great performance by all the actors and wonderful entertainment

E Reviewed on 04 June 2018 by
London, United Kingdom


Excellent music and acting

M Reviewed on 03 June 2018 by
Zaragoza, Spain


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!

M Reviewed on 27 May 2018 by
High Wycombe, United Kingdom


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

S Reviewed on 24 May 2018 by
Chard, United Kingdom


Amazing !

M Reviewed on 23 May 2018 by
Paris, France


Enjoyable evening with family

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

P Reviewed on 20 May 2018 by
Le Mont, Switzerland


Graet Show with no big stage

D Reviewed on 20 May 2018 by
Oberrieden, Switzerland


Great music, great acting!

B Reviewed on 20 May 2018 by
Barcelona, Spain


Slick professional and hugely entertaining

L Reviewed on 25 April 2018 by
Oxshott, United Kingdom


Enjoyable musical

A Reviewed on 22 April 2018 by
New York, United States


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!

R Reviewed on 18 April 2018 by
Jyväskylä, Finland


Amazing show. Must see

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

J Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom



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

M Reviewed on 09 April 2018 by
Bristol, United Kingdom


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.

J Reviewed on 03 April 2018 by
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom



S Reviewed on 03 April 2018 by
Builth Wells, United Kingdom


Enjoed every minute

I Reviewed on 03 April 2018 by
Ness-ziona, Israel



S Reviewed on 30 March 2018 by
Leyland, United Kingdom


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.

A Reviewed on 06 September 2012 by



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

A Reviewed on 31 August 2012 by



Excellent show

A Reviewed on 23 August 2012 by



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 !

A Reviewed on 21 August 2012 by


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.

A Reviewed on 05 August 2012 by

27 Dec
Phil Willmott

2018 Preview: CHICAGO returns to the West End in March

by Phil Willmott | Wednesday, December 27 2017, 15:14

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.

2018 Preview: CHICAGO returns to the West End in March