Emma Barton - Roxie Hart in Chicago at Cambridge

Emma Barton will play ‘Roxie Hart’ in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre from 26 April 2010.

Emma Barton is best-known as ‘Honey Mitchell’ in “EastEnders”. She previously played ‘Roxie Hart’ during the 2009/10 UK Tour. Other TV includes BBC1’s “Spooks”, and her stage roles include ‘Peggy’ in “The Secret Garden” for the RSC and ‘Marty’ in “Grease” at Victoria Palace.

Vivien Carter, whose stage credits include “We Will Rock You” in Australia and “Guys and Dolls” in London, will star as ‘Velma Kelly’, with Terence Maynard continuing as ‘Billy Flynn’ .

Chicago, opened at the Adelphi Theatre 18 Nov 1997, following previews from 27 Oct 1997, ending at the Adelphi theatre on 22 April 2006. It re-opened at the Cambridge Theatre on 28 April 2006, where it is currently taking bookings to 30 Oct 2010!

Chicago, is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, has a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. Scenic design is by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Rick Clarke. Musical supervision is by Rob Fisher and musical direction by Gareth Valentine. It is choreographed by Ann Reinking in the style of Bob Fosse and directed by Walter Bobbie.

The musical concerns Roxie, a chorus girl who has murdered her lover but manages to get acquitted with the help of sleazy lawyer.

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