Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road WC2H 0HH
Garrick Theatre location mapMap ©Silvermaze Ltd 2008 Garrick Theatre photoPhoto ©Tony Reading 2008
Show Details
Preview 7th Nov 11
Transferred from Cambridge Theatre
Opens 7th Nov 11
Closes 1st Sep 12
Show Times
Mon - Thurs 8.00 pm
Friday 5.00 pm & 8.30 pm
3.00 pm & 8.00 pm

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A classic viewing of all the Theatreland play houses by night. The authentic commentary, by Ben Shafik - a player himself - gives an authentic feel to the West End's theatres - and is backed by real music.
Next version will be more upbeat as, suggested, to celebrate Britannia's unbeatable heritage.
(Over 6000 viewings and all good reviews to date).
Let us know what you think.

A note from the author

I took these pictures to show off London theatres as they are seen -most often - by theatre goers, at 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 - Amra-Faye Wright • Roxie Hart - America Ferrera • Billy Flynn - Darius Campbell •. Amos Hart - James Doherty • Mama Morton - Jasna Ivir • 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.
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