THEATRE: Chicago

Limelight-lover Velma Kelly is facing time behind bars after murdering her cheating husband and sister. While in Cook County Jail, she meets Roxie, who has also killed her lover after realising he wouldn’t make her a star! Fighting for the same smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn, the jailbirds compete viciously for the spotlight that keeps them from the gallows. A dramatic plot and dazzling production has made Chicago the longest running American musical, and it has proved a big hit in the West End too. This month sees Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera take up the role of Roxie, while talent show star Darius Campbell joins the cast as Billy Flynn. Catchy numbers like ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and ‘Cell Block Tango’ will stay with you long after the curtains close.

Garrick Theatre, London from 7 November to 26 January Box Office: 0844 482 9673

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