Suzanne Shaw
Suzanne Shaw
Cambridge Theatre
Earlham Street WC2H 9HU
Cambridge Theatre location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Cambridge Theatre Chicago photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 28th Apr 06
Opens 28th April 06
Booking to Transferred to Garrick Theatre
Show Times
Monday - Thursday 8.00 pm
Friday 4.30 & 8.00 pm
Saturday 3.00 & 8.00 pm

Local Info
Top Class restaurants nearby;

Beotys (Greek & Trad English)
79 St Martin's Lane
020 7836 8768

Mon Plaisir (French)
21 Monmouth Street
020 7836 7243

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82 St Martin's Lane
020 7497 5050
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A note from the author

We put this AVMovie together (a compilation of still photos and video clips) to show off London theatres as they are seen most often by theatre goers – by night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and  informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watch out for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

Described as the one of the hottest shows staged internationally (25 countries), It has won 6 Oscars.

John Kander – Fred Ebb – Bob Fosse, creators of the highly creative show, describe the show in the opening song as "a story of murder, greed, corruption,violence,exploitation, adultery and treachery – all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts"  It would be I suppose, given the songs, jibe at the American judicial system. The songs are rooted in America's great legacy to musical theatre complete with Jazz music played by a pit band.

The story
Based on a true story, Chicago tells the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub singer who dreams of headlining in Vaudeville, She is tired of playing sleazy joints and only when she murders her lover does she achieve celebrity status.  She enlists the help of Chicago's shrewdest lawyer - a real smooth talker - to incite massive publicity surrounding the case.  She has an interesting time in the cell block with great songs like 'Cell Block Tango' and 'Razzle Dazzle'. There are some interesting conversation with the lawyer to ensure her acquittal. The story continues......

Cast (plus a supporting cast of over 60 including the dancers) from official site

• Bandleader Taye Diggs • Stage Manager - Cliff Saunders • Velma Kelly - Anna-Jane Casey • Roxie Hart - Ruthie Henshall • Billy Flynn - Terrence Maynard •. Amos Hart - Victor McGuire • Mama Morton - Sue Kelvin • Mary Sunshine - Rusty Whitehead
• Sergeant Fogarty - Dan Burton • The judge - Todd Talbot • Fred Casely - Jeff Edwards • Go-to-hell Kitty - Lisa Norman • Liz - Alexis Owen Hobbs • Aaron - John Brannoch

Director - Walter Bobbie • Original director - co author Bob Fosse • Set design - John Lee Beatty • Costume - William Ivey Long • Dance - Pete Howard • Lighting - Ken Billington

Songs – All That Jazz - Funny Honey, Cell Block Tango, Merry Murderesses, Tightrope, When You're Good to Mama, A Tap Dance, All I Care About, Is Everybody Happy?, A Little Bit of Good, We Both Reached for the Gun, The Press Conference Rag, Roxie, I Can't Do It Alone. My Own Best Friend, I Know A Girl, Me and My Baby, Mr. Cellophane, Nobody, Razzle Dazzle, Class, Nowadays, Maybe This Time, - and a boisterous Charleston finale - Hot Honey Rag.
© 2011 Updated 7th Nov 2011