Denise Van Outen delays return to Chicago due to injury
The actress, who starred as Roxie Hart in the musical in 2001, was scheduled to appear in the role of Velma Kelly from 24th September to 17th November.
According to a statement, new dates for Denise’s return to the show will be announced shortly, as will her replacement in the show.
On Twitter, Van Outen said apologised to fans, adding that she sustained the injury training for the role.
Due to injury my west end run as Velma in @ChicagoOnStage has been put back a few weeks. New dates announced soon. Apologies everyone, I did it training for the role. Typical! I will be back fighting fit soon pic.twitter.com/6ppukrKH4U
— Denise Van Outen (@denise_vanouten) September 10, 2018
Van Outen was set to take on the role of Velma at the Phoenix Theatre, appearing alongside Alexandra Burke and Duncan James in the musical.
The actress first appeared in the musical when it was playing at the Adelphi Theatre in London in April 2001, starring as Roxie Hart. She then took on the role again on Broadway, before reprising it in London in April 2002.
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