The old razzle dazzle returns to Cliffs stage

Mick Ferris

The musical Chicago returns to Southend in February starring one of the world’s greatest classical singers, Russell Watson, as Billy Flynn, Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes as Roxie Hart, and West End star Djalenga Scott as Velma Kelly.

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her.

Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her cellmate, rival Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily have been ripped from today’s tabloids.

Created by John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score with one show-stopping song after another includes Razzle Dazzle, Cell Block Tango, and All That Jazz.

The show at the Cliffs Pavilion runs from February 21-26.

For tickets call the box office on 0343 310 0030 or go online at:

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