COMING UP: Chicago at Liverpool Empire, 2-7 July 2012

“Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts” so begins the international award-winning musical Chicago, which shimmies back into the Liverpool Empire Theatre for one week only from 2-7 July, starring Ali Bastian as Roxie Hart, Stefan Booth as Billy Flynn, Tupele Dorgu as Velma Kelly and Bernie Nolan as Mama Morton. BUY TICKETS

Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. 

Ali Bastian has been a regular fixture on British TV screens for over nine years, having played the long-running roles of Becca in Hollyoaks and Sally Armstrong in The Bill. More recently, Ali took part in the 2009 series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing where she reached the semi-finals. Stefan Booth was recently seen playing Tanya’s husband Greg Jessop in EastEnders. He is also well known for playing the regular roles of Sergeant Marc Rollins in The Bill and Jamie Nash in Hollyoaks.

Tupele Dorgu is best known as Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street, a role she played for six years. Bernie Nolan was the lead singer with The Nolans from 1974 until 1994 and with her sisters has enjoyed phenomenal success both in this country and abroad. On stage Bernie has toured the UK many times, most recently as Cora in Calendar Girls and Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers. Television credits include Sergeant Sheelagh Murphy in The Bill, Diane Murray in Brookside and most recently the first series of ITV’s Popstar to Opera Star where she was a finalist.

Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes ‘All That Jazz’, ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and ‘Cell Block Tango (He Had It Comin’)’. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” The Times. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it.

 

Chicago
Liverpool Empire Theatre
2-7 July 2012
7.30pm Mon – Thu

Fri 5.30pm & 8.45pm
Sat 5pm & 8.30pm

Tickets £10 – £32.50 

Tickets available from Liverpool Empire box office, or by calling 0844 871 3017 or book online at www.atgtickets.com/liverpoolempire

www.chicagotour.co.uk

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